Sierra Lobo Inc. Awarded Air Force Test Operations Complex Contract

Milan, OH – The Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee, awarded the Test Operations and Sustainment contract to National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, a joint venture between, Bechtel National, Sierra Lobo, and GP Strategies. Chugach Federal Solutions Inc., and nLogic Inc., are teaming subcontractors. The contract is a cost-plus-award-fee contract that has a total value of approximately $1.5 billion. The period of performance is eight years, in addition to a 90-day phase-in period.

Under the contract terms, National Aerospace Solutions will manage unique test operations and sustainment activities at over $10 billion worth of infrastructure at the world’s largest and most complex flight-simulation, test and evaluation complex at Arnold and at other Air Force facilities in Maryland and California. The Test Operations and Sustainment (TOS) contract includes operations of 43 wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, ballistic ranges, space chambers, and other specialized testing units, as well as technology development, equipment and facility sustainment, capital improvements to the sites, and other services for the AEDC. The Complex has played a role in testing nearly all of the United States’ top priority aerospace programs, from fighter jets and missiles to Apollo rockets and weather satellites.

The contract transition period is scheduled to begin on July 1, with performance beginning October 1.

About Sierra Lobo, Inc.:

Founded in 1993, Sierra Lobo, Inc. is a Hispanic-American-owned, small-disadvantaged business with a staff of more than 650 dedicated professionals. Sierra Lobo is a two-time winner of NASA’s most prestigious George M. Low quality award, most recently in 2011. Sierra Lobo is also a winner of two R&D 100 Awards for development of advanced technologies. The company is certified to the International Aerospace Quality Group AS 9100 standards, registered under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 as a provider of technical and engineering services for aerospace and transportation industries, and rated as Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI®-DEV) Capability Level 2 fully compliant and Level 3 compliant in Risk Management.

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