BAE to Continue USAF Component Obsolescence Mgmt Support; Al Whitmore Comments

Al Whitmore

BAE Systems has received a potential three-year, $37 million contract to continue to continue to help the U.S. Air Force address obsolescence on aircraft, weapon systems, equipment and electronic components.

The company said Monday it will use the web-based Advanced Component Obsolescence Management platform to monitor and predict when Air Force systems and platform parts will become obsolete.

Al Whitmore, president of BAE’s intelligence and security sector, said the company seeks to help ensure the availability of Air Force components and raw materials and help the service branch identify impending risks of shortages with the AVCOM platform.

“We help our customers anticipate, manage, and sustain any system, to maximize its effectiveness throughout its life cycle,” added Whitmore, a 2018 Wash100 recipient.

AVCOM uses a database containing millions of parts and part types and helps logistics supply managers to find additional suppliers and suitable replacement parts in the market.

Contract work will occur at BAE’s facilities in Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma and Utah.

The company has supported the Air Force’s obsolescence management efforts over the past eight years.

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