Air Force, MTC unit in management software pact

The Air Force has awarded a contract to an MTC Technologies Inc. subsidiary to help keep aircraft and ground systems up-to-date and running.

Manufacturing Technology Inc. won the one-year, $7.3 million contract from the 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

The company will support obsolescence management for more than 1,800 systems, subsystems, components and equipment used on aircraft and ground equipment. Obsolescence management is the methodology used to identify, quantify and resolve the impact of aging components on equipment.

Specifically, Manufacturing Technology will load new systems and update and maintain the Advanced Components Obsolescence Management analysis tool the sustainment wing uses for system support. The tool is a manufacturing technology software product used for logistics support, obsolescence management and evaluating proposed engineering projects.

The work includes furnishing all specialized engineering services and materials to load avionics systems bills of materials into the database, tracking part availability, comparing sources of supply to identify vendors and organic sources for sustainment, and verifying and updating manufacturer part data and availability for electronic parts and specific nonelectronic part types.

The work also covers applications, programs and indentures data support as well as identifying original equipment manufacturers of items loaded into the database. Manufacturing Technology will render technical assistance in the use, interpretation and functionality of obsolescence management tools throughout the 542nd.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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