TRW has been awarded a systems engineering, management and sustainment services contract, worth up to $119 million, by the US Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA).
According to a statement, the new contract will help AFWA – which supplies weather services and products worldwide – provide a more complete weather picture from earth to space.
For the next five years, TRW will serve as prime contractor providing systems engineering, management and sustainment (SEMS) services to consolidate Air Force Weather system contracts to reduce the costs of maintaining individual weather systems.
The contract also calls for TRW to modernise and enhance existing systems to enable AFWA to improve mission support.
‘On today’s modern battlefield, information dominance provides our nation’s forces the winning edge. Continuous, complete, current and secure weather information is a critical component of the information needed by the warfighter to ensure victory,’ said Dr. Donald C. Winter, president and CEO of TRW Systems.
Work on the program is expected to begin in September, 2002 in Omaha, Nebraska.