Military

Jacobs to Provide USAF Software Development

By Woodrow Bellamy III | September 29, 2017

The C-5 Galaxy, an outsized-cargo transport, provides the Air Mobility Command intertheater airlift in support of United States national defense. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Jacobs Engineering a continuation contract for its communication, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) software development. The software supports the fleet of air mobility and air combat command aircraft. The contract is valued at $34.6 million over five years if all options are exercised. Work will be primarily performed at the Jacobs Software Engineering Center in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Under this contract, Jacobs will continue software development previously done under the Global Mobility and Special Mission Mission Planning Software Development and Sustainment contract. Jacobs will design, develop and deliver CNS/ATM-compliant software which produces aircraft readable navigational databases for the C-5, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, E-3 DRAGON and EC-130H aircraft. The contract also includes data validation of National Geospatial Agency aviation datasets and support for Foreign Military Services aircraft platforms.

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