23-Sep-2013 Source: US DoD
The Corporation of Mercer University, doing business as Mercer Engineering Research Center, Warner Robins, Ga., has been awarded a $12,380,083 cost-reimbursable, no-fee contract (FA8509-12-G-0001-0002) for TH-1H, UH1N, and HH-60G Aircraft Structural Integrity Program and Mechanical Equipment and Subsystem Integrity Program sustaining engineering support. The contract includes a wide range of analyses, to include engineering research, and integration and technical support services to isolate and analyze potential deficiencies related to the Air Force rotary-wing weapons systems. The effort will focus on identifying and solving structural and mechanical integrity issues, especially issues associated with the increasing age of the aircraft such as fatigue cracking, damage tolerance, and corrosion. Engineering data, required to implement solutions, is also provided by this effort. This effort benefits the Air Force by helping increase aircraft availability and reducing maintenance downtime. Work will be performed at Warner Robins, Ga., with an expected completion date of Sept. 19, 2014. Fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance funds are obligated in the amount of $12,380,083 at time of award. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.