United States Air Force

Jacobs’ support to the U.S. Air Force dates back to the design of wind tunnels at Wright Field during World War II and to the inception of Arnold Engineering Development Center, where we have provided continuous support since 1950. Additionally, we have partnered with the Air Armament Center since 1986. Our portfolio encompasses ground test support to nearly every type of aerodynamic and rocket propulsion flight program, and we have supported virtually every type of air armament system. Services to programs and locations worldwide include acquisition engineering, systems engineering, systems integration, technology research and development, lifecycle sustainment and service life extension, test and evaluation, information engineering, operations and maintenance, enterprise information, architecture and engineering, and environmental services. The following contracts highlight our support to the U.S. Air Force.

Current Contracts
Operations, Maintenance, and Information Management Services (OMIMS) for the U.S. Air Force’s Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) more more
As managing partner of the Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) joint venture, Jacobs provides operation, maintenance, information management, and support of processes, facilities, and infrastructure at the U.S. Air Force’s AEDC near Tullahoma, TN. AEDC is the world’s largest and most advanced complex of flight simulation test facilities, comprised of nearly 60 aeronautical testing facilities with a replacement value in excess of $10B. ATA conducts aerodynamic, aeropropulsion, and space testing and operates and maintains wind tunnels, engine test facilities, rocket test facilities, ranges, and space chambers. ATA also provides base operating support for utilities systems operation and maintenance, civil engineering, operation of fire and police departments, dispensary operation, and environmental remediation and stewardship. – hide
Engineering and Technology Acquisition Support Services (ETASS) for the U.S. Air Force’s Electronic Systems Center (ESC) more more
Jacobs provides acquisition of engineering and technically-related advisement and assistance for the ESC – a dynamic organization that has provided command, control, and information systems to the U.S. Air Force for more than 40 years. Jacobs personnel provide a broad range of services in engineering, provisioning and logistics support, modeling and simulation, configuration and data management, test and evaluation, and integrated master planning and scheduling. Beginning with seven discrete task orders, this contract has expanded to incorporate work on 16 task orders at Hanscom, Wright-Patterson, Maxwell-Gunter, Peterson, Langley, Lackland, Randolph, Tinker, Vandenberg, and other Air Force bases nationwide. – hide
Technical and Engineering Acquisition Support (TEAS) for the U.S. Air Force’s Air Armament Center (AAC) more more
Jacobs provides systems engineering and integration support to the research, development, acquisition, test, and sustainment of virtually all U.S. Air Force air-launched weapon systems, test and training range systems, and numerous air combat support systems. The objective of this contract is to augment AAC’s organic capabilities for developing, testing, and fielding armament and armament support systems, including programs to support critical missions. We provide support to programs in all phases of the acquisition cycle, ranging from basic research and technology to deployment and sustainment engineering. Our services include systems engineering, requirements analysis, analysis of alternatives, technical risk assessments, modeling and simulation, information technology, test and evaluation, verification, and lifecycle support. – hide
Software Engineering Support (SES) Services for the U.S. Air Force’s Air Armament Center (AAC) more more
Highly technical engineers and other support personnel provide research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) for multiple Air Force bases. Components of this support include software development, software and systems engineering, software and systems testing, modeling and simulation, network systems engineering, range sensor software integration, resource scheduling, command and control, systems analysis, information assurance, decision support data management, and process engineering. Leading-edge software solutions produced include the Center Scheduling Enterprise (CSE), Patriot Excalibur (PEX) Squadron Automation, Joint Safe Escape Analysis Solution (JSEAS), Mission Planning Systems Test (JMPS, PFPS), and Air Force C2 systems and data links test. More than 20 years of support excellence through four contract iterations has been integral in being awarded other similar contract work. – hide
Mission Planning Support Contract (MPSC) for the U.S. Air Force’s Air Logistics Center more more
Under the MPSC, Jacobs personnel provide management, technical expertise, training, support operations, logistics management, and systems/software engineering for sustained automated mission planning and execution of manned and unmanned weapons systems within the U.S. Air Force and Army operations. Jacobs engineers are deployed onsite at 207 CONUS and 25 OCONUS locations, supporting critical command and control (C2) systems operating in real-time and pre-/post-non-real-time environments. We have a business team focused on maintaining the Mission Planning System Support Facility (MPSSF) at Hill AFB, as the DOD’s Center of Excellence for mission planning and support. Our responsibilities include: software development and system engineering support for network security and accreditation; software development and maintenance for the Mission Planning Enterprise portal; development/installation of system hardware/software modifications; configuration tracking and data library/repository maintenance; development/execution of systems administrator and operational training; systems administrator support for organization support equipment; a 24/7/365 help desk; and on-site worldwide user support. – hide
Aerospace Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Advisory and Assistance Services (ARDTEAS) for the U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center more more
Jacobs systems engineers and technicians provide systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) services to the U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Our support includes telecommunications engineering and design, IT planning and standards, strategic planning support, test program engineering and management, environmental management, electronic warfare, range systems development, and test and evaluation (T&E) community collaboration through an ISO AS9100 quality management system. – hide
Research Operations Support Services (ROSS) for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) more more
Jacobs provides research operations support for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, including planning, scheduling, management, and evaluation of liquid, solid, hybrid, electronic, and chemical propulsion system tests. Jacobs’ experts utilize cutting-edge technology in the design, modification, operations, and maintenance of rocket facilities and laboratory facilities to include system predictive, preventative, and on-call maintenance. By forming strong partner-driven and procured subcontract relationships, we are responsible for component, subsystem, and system cleaning, calibration, and certification. Our support of laboratory activities for propulsion system research and development is measurable, garnering ever-increasing award fee scores and praise from Government as well as commercial customers. hide
Secretary of the Air Force Technical and Analytical Support (SAFTAS) for the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ)
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Jacobs provides technical and acquisition management support for the SAF/AQ. Our workforce provides expert consultant services in disciplines such as acquisition management, systems engineering, technology development, program management, policy development, requirements analysis, and strategic planning. In addition to concentrating on special programs and space systems within SAF/AQ proper, Jacobs provides dedicated and focused technical and program management support to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office. – hide
Design and Engineering Support Program II (DESP II) for the U.S. Air Force’s Ogden Air Logistics Center  More more
Jacobs’ technical personnel support DOD agencies through the DESP IDIQ contract, managed by the U.S. Air Force at Ogden Air Logistics Center, UT. Using the DESP, Jacobs provides a variety of engineering and technical services for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. Typical activities include A-10 structural analysis and repair tooling/procedures; engineering services in support of munitions sustainment; development, design, and installation of equipment and tools to enhance depot maintenance for the C-5, C-130, C-17, and F-15; technical support to improve efficiency of depot maintenance for aircraft such as the C-5, C-130, C-17, F-15, and KC-135; support for advancement of future technologies for U.S. Army ground vehicles; and technical support to U.S. Air Force test and training ranges. – hide
Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization/Tanker, Airlift, and Special Mission III (DITCO TASM III) for the U.S. Air ForceMore more
Jacobs software specialists ensure the continuation of Portable Flight Planning System (PFPS)-based platform support and mission planning capabilities for U.S. Air Force warfighters and FMS. Services include development and expansion for aircraft/weapons/electronics (AWEs) for PFPS platforms; takeoff and landing data (TOLD) modules for PFPS; and full mission planning environments (MPEs). Support also includes the development of “common components” for specific aircraft to support both PFPS and Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) frameworks. Our support is leading to follow-on work through stand-alone contracts in support of the Air Education Training Command (AETC), U.S. Coast Guard, and USAF Mission Planning FMS Office. – hide
Consolidated Acquisition of Professional Services (CAPS) for the U.S. Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC)More more
Our professional services staff provides outstanding acquisition/program management, acquisition logistics, configuration/data management, engineering, administrative, financial management, and facilitation/training support to the Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) organizations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. Jacobs personnel are currently executing work under various CAPS task orders that support the C-5, T-6, F-15, and commercial aircraft program offices with acquisition management, engineering, logistics, contracting, financial analysis, configuration management, and administrative support. – hide
Engineering Support for the 46th Test Group Aerospace Survivability and Safety Operating Location at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) more more
Jacobs provides technical engineering and analytical support for aircraft survivability and vulnerability reduction projects involving efforts in the Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility (AVSF) at WPAFB. Tasks include various physics and engineering-based modeling and simulation (M&S) efforts involving code development, graphical user interface (GUI) support, running of M&S codes, and analysis of M&S results. Typical aircraft ground operation flight safety projects support the Landing Gear Test Facility (LGTF) at WPAFB. These projects utilize in-house capabilities including various static and dynamic test stands for tire durability and wear testing, wheel and brake dynamic testing, static load testing of landing gear components, drop and impact testing of landing gear assemblies, and dynamic testing of integrated landing gear systems. Analysis, simulation, and modeling tools are used to extend the capabilities of the existing test and evaluation (T&E) infrastructure and to derive new capabilities to meet future testing requirements. – hide
Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) more more
Since 2002, EBS personnel have enhanced the AFRL’s business processes, resulting in cost savings and increased effectiveness through integrated business process solutions and smart enterprise-wide IT portfolio management. Services are provided to the Headquarters and 10 Directorates spread across 26 locations. Major services include program management, requirements analysis, systems engineering, configuration/enterprise data management, software testing, quality assurance, and engineering process definition. Major projects include enterprise data management, integrated project portfolio management (IPPM), collaborative work environment enterprise plans and programs, customer relationships, financial management (G2, G2M), enterprise reporting, human resources, AFMC SharePoint® initiative, and other areas, including public affairs, headquarters reporting, and DOD project reporting. In addition, we provide the AFMC/FM with financial analysis and functional management support, and develop and deliver training for the EBS system. – hide
4P Architect-Engineer (4P A-E) Services for the U.S. Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) and the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Support Agency (AFCESA) more more
Under our 4P A-E contract, we provide a full range of A/E environmental and building facility services to AFCEE and its customers, including Title I and Title II support, quality, and design and construction services. We have executed more than 90 task orders totaling more than $100M in support of the four AFCEE pillars: environmental conservation and planning, environmental quality, environmental restoration, and design and construction. Services include environmental investigations and studies in technically challenging subsurface conditions and environments, design and optimization of remedial systems (i.e., Title I services), and Title II construction oversight. We support activities related to the design and construction of facilities and facility SRM and all aspects of environmental, Military Construction (MILCON), SRM, and infrastructure planning and programming activities. In addition, we support the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (AFCESA) in A/E execution of facility SRM requirements. Our 4P A-E locations include 25 U.S. Air Force installations in the U.S. and 9 DOD installations abroad. – hide
Worldwide Environmental Restoration Construction (WERC) for the U.S. AFCEE and the U.S. AFCESA more more
Under our WERC contract, we provide AFCEE and AFCESA with a wide range of restoration, construction, demolition, maintenance and repair, emergency response, and ancillary services. We provide design services on various concept work plan/implementation work plan (CWP/IWP), environmental cleanup, and remedial process optimization projects. We have executed more than 100 task orders totaling more than $125M with project locations including 19 U.S. Air Force installations in the U.S. and 11 DOD installations abroad. – hide
Design Build Plus 03 (DBP03) for the U.S. AFCEE more more
Under our DBP03 contract, we support AFCEE with traditional processes to construct military family housing and commercial and institutional facilities worldwide. Other activities under this contract include site investigations, planning, programming, and design development that constitutes the Concept Definition Phase of the DBP03 process. On this contract, we support the U.S. Air Force at numerous locations, including Andersen AFB in Guam, Osan AB in Korea, Randolph AFB in Texas, and Vandenberg AFB in California. – hide
Sensor Exploitation Assessment (SEA) for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) more more
Jacobs has partnered with the AFRL Sensors Directorate (AFRL/RY) for two decades in sensor exploitation technology performance assessment, embodied by support to the COMPrehensive Assessment of Sensor Exploitation (COMPASE) Center. Our technical and engineering personnel support technology development in radio frequency (RF), electro optics (EO), multi-sensor fusion (SF), Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) algorithm development, and performance assessment (PA). We conduct PAs by developing tools that measure system performance across a range of scenarios and operating conditions and by establishing metrics to measure progress toward program goals. Services include research; expert analyses; algorithm PA; target, scenario, and ATR modeling; exploratory and advanced development; and engineering assessments for AFRL and its customers. – hide
Engineering Capabilities Support (ECS) for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Aeronautical Science Division More more
Engineering Capabilities Support (ECS) for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Aeronautical Sciences Division Jacobs provides Experimental Capabilities Support (ECS) to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Air Vehicles Division. We provide experimental operations and logistics support to the AFRL Air Vehicles Directorate and Experimental Fluid Dynamics (EFD) Branch. Services include facility engineering; system engineering; design drafting; project management; experiment set-up; experiment execution; wind tunnel operation; preventive and reactive maintenance; stock management; tool management; test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment (TMDE) management; hazardous materials (HAZMAT) management; acquisition support; technician supervision; safety; and overall contract management. We operate the Trisonic Gasdynamics Facility (TGF) and the Vertical Wind Tunnel (VWT), and we provide maintenance and manage logistics for the TGF, VWT, Subsonic Aerodynamic Research Laboratory (SARL), on-site Free Surface Water Tunnel, 1x1 Discovery Wind Tunnel, and Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) Aviary Facilities. – hide
Engineering and Design (E&D) Support and Architecture and Engineering (A&E) Services more more
Jacobs provides engineering and design (E&D) support and architecture and engineering (A&E) services for a multitude of projects to sustain and enhance the U.S. Air Force’s aerospace infrastructure and testing facilities around the world. We offer a wide range of U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) schedules to provide our customers easy access to Jacobs’ expertise. Our services encompass analysis, design, construction management, and commissioning for projects ranging from the automation and upgrade of an existing system to the design/build of state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind facilities and systems. Representative projects include the National Full-Scale Aerodynamic Complex Data Acquisition Systems at Moffett Field in San Jose, CA; the H-3 Arc Heater Facility Model Positioning System at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) near Tullahoma, TN; and the A/F37T-11 Air Force Jet Engine Hush House/Noise Suppressor Upgrade at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. – hide
Sustainment/Restoration and Modernization Acquisition Task Order Contract (SATOC) for the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Support Agency (AFCESA) more more
Under our SATOC contract, we provide construction and engineering services supporting the sustainment, restoration, and modernization (S/R&M) of real property at various locations worldwide. Services to AFCESA include planning, design, and construction management for facility renovations, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire detection/suppression, structural, and architectural and infrastructure repair and construction including utilities, pavement, and petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL) systems. – hide
Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) Enterprise Integration and Services Management (EISM) for the U.S. Air Force more more
As one of the prime contractors on this indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract, Jacobs provides the Air Force with enterprise-level engineering and advisory and assistance services in support of its migration to an integrated and interoperable Global Information Grid (GIG). Support provided includes ensuring security, interoperability, supportability, sustainability, usability, and compatibility of communications hardware and software products to help the U.S. Armed Forces achieve their goal of information superiority. – hide



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