BAE to Provide AF Web-Based Equipment Database; Gordon Eldridge Comments

BAE-Systems-LogoBAE Systems has won a $25 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force manage parts used in aircraft, weapon systems and electronics with the goal of forecasting when to replace the parts.

Under the potential two-year contract, the company said it will use a Web tool aimed at helping the Air Force find replacement parts in the marketplace.

According to BAE, its Advanced Component Obsolescence Management tool contains a database of more than 100 million parts.

“The Air Force and other customers are looking now more than ever to maintain and extend the life of aircraft and systems,” said Gordon Eldridge, vice president and general manager of aerospace solutions at BAE. “They can never assume that the parts that were used years ago are still available, or will be available in the future.”

BAE will provide the Air Force technicians, logistics workers, component engineers, database managers, application developers and software engineers for the project.

The company will manage the work out of its Fort Walton Beach, Fla. facility.

Other work will occur at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; and Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

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