BAE installs tool to help Air Force manage obsolete parts
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jan 17, 2013
The Air Force has awarded BAE Systems a $25 million contract to help manage obsolete parts for aircraft, weapon systems, and a range of electronics and equipment, BAE said Jan. 16.
To achieve the objectives of the contract, BAE Systems will use a suite of tools and services called Advanced Component Obsolescence Management (AVCOM), the company said. AVCOM is a web-enabled tool that allows government and commercial customers to forecast when a part will become obsolete or too expensive, and then tracks down suitable replacements for that part from across the marketplace.
With a database accessing more than 100 million parts, the tool can deliver significant savings for the total cost of a system or platform, by efficiently resolving difficult obsolescence issues, the company said.
The tool previously has been used by the Air Force Materiel Command.
The one-year base contract includes a one-year option. The work will be managed at the BAE Systems facility in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Additional work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and Robins Air Force Base, Ga.