ARINC Continues as a Prime Contractor Under Air Force's New DESP III Program

February 27, 2012 Annapolis—ARINC Engineering Services, LLC today announced it has been awarded a prime contract under the new U.S. Air Force Design & Engineering Support Program III (DESP III) contract vehicle. 

ARINC is among 26 contractors to receive 5-year prime IDIQ awards on the $1.9 billion program. DESP III contractors will compete for individual task orders on a wide range of Department of Defense projects. 

Although DESP is an Air Force acquisition vehicle, it is open for all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agencies to use.  It is administered by Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC/PKES), Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah.

ARINC has been a prime contractor since the first DESP program started in 2000. The company has won approximately $100 million in task orders during that time for a broad range of engineering and development work, problem analysis, equipment redesign, prototype development, integration, testing, system modifications, maintenance, repair, and software development.

The ARINC Engineering Services DESP III Team includes 28 capable subcontractors offering the full wide range of technical capabilities required under the DESP III scope. The Air Force Design and Engineering Support Program III (DESP III) provides engineering, technical, and support services for the Department of Defense mission including weapon systems, components, and support equipment. Objectives focus on improving system life cycle cost, operational life, performance, sustainment, maintainability, support, safety, environmental friendliness, and education and training.

A wide range of services will be provided under DESP III, including engineering services, Environmental, Health, and Safety Support, new design, technical documentation, technology insertion, software development, logistics support, limited production, test and evaluation, and training.

Source: ARINC Inc.
Date: Feb 28, 2012