On Jan. 28, URS Corporation announced that it has been awarded a task order from the U.S. Air Force to provide engineering, program management, planning, analysis and logistics support for the B-2 Bomber program. The task order, which has a one year base term and four one-year option periods, has a maximum value of $63 million to URS if all option periods are exercised. The task order was awarded under the General Service Administration (GSA) Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services’ Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract.
Commenting on the award, Randall A. Wotring, President of Federal Services for URS, said: “We are pleased to have been selected for this task order, which allows us to continue to support the U.S. Air Force through our services for the B-2 Bomber program.”
Also known as the Stealth Bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is an American heavy bomber with “low observable” stealth technology designed to penetrate dense anti-aircraft defenses and deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons. Because of its considerable capital and operational costs, the Congress slashed initial plans to purchase 132 bombers to just 21 during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The B-2 is the only aircraft that can carry large air to surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration. The program has been the subject of espionage and counter-espionage activity and the B-2 has provided prominent public spectacles at air shows since the 1990s.
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