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Sierra Nevada Corp Awarded US SAOC Contract

The Survivable Airborne Operations Center will replace the US Air Force Boeing E-4B 'Nightwatch' National Airborne Operations Center fleet, one of which is seen here in July 2019 [US Air Force: SSgt Jacob Skovo]

Sierra Nevada Corp. was awarded a $13 Billion fixed price incentive contract for the USAF Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC).

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Contract Notice, Arlington VA, 26 April 2024: Sierra Nevada Corp., Englewood, Colorado, was awarded a $13,080,890,647 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price incentive (firm-target), and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC).

This contract provides for the development and production of the SAOC Weapon System to include the delivery of engineering and manufacturing development aircraft, associated ground systems, production aircraft, and interim contractor support. Work will be performed in Englewood, Colorado; Sparks, Nevada; Beavercreek, Ohio; and Vandalia, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by July 10, 2036. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received.

Fiscal 2024 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $59,000,000 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

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