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C-130H2 Combat Loss Replacement 5 (CLR 5):

 

Under a task order on the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Support Services Contract (SSSC) II contract, TCS (as the prime) provides all integration management of WR-ALC/MA work share (production touch labor); design engineering; systems integration; configuration management; risk management; OSS&E (Operational Safety, Suitability, and Effectiveness); engineering technical data package; develop, modify, and validate technical orders; a plan for integrating the 30 modifications onto the CLR 3 aircraft into a single consolidated modification package; contractor furnished Group A and B kit parts; kit assembly, storage, and inventory control; trial installation; kit proof installation; testing support; and production installations to provide HQ Air Force Special Operations Forces (HQ AFSOC) with three modified C-130H2-variant aircraft before the 30 April 2007 Congressional mandate, and two more aircraft (CLR 5) by 30 April 2008.  This task requires the development of a TCTO required for the installation of over 30 systems requiring over 40,000 man-hours to install; the development, modification, and validation of over 200 affected technical orders; as well as the development and modification of a technical data package containing over 2,500 drawings.  The TCS engineering design package provides added functionality to the CLR 3 aircraft with both aerial and air refueling capability; night vision goggle lighting; GATM/GANS (ETCAS, GCAS, VEX, and FM Immunity); SATCOM (ARC-231); Forward Looking Infrared System (FLIR) (AAQ-17); low power color radar (APN-241); digital map interface system (DMIS); Multi-function cockpit displays (MFDs); engine and electrical power enhancements (60/90 generators, oil cooler augmentation, active synchrophaser); upgraded APU; significant self-defense improvements (ALR-69, ALE-47, AAR-44A, AAQ-24(V)13 LAIRCM, SENTINEL DSO system); APX-116 Low Probability of Intercept beacon; dual autopilot and flight director systems (AYW-1(V) and ASN-167); Joint Command and Control System (JC2S); enhanced environmental control system; MC-130 High Speed Low Level Aerial Delivery System; square window doors; and a crashworthy loadmaster seat.  This task also involves the integration of the APN-241 radar, AAQ-17 FLIR, and CARA (Combined Altitude Radar Altimeter) on the Self-Contained Navigation System (SCNS) requiring a unique SCNS Operational Flight Program (OFP) to be developed and tested.  A small, dual redundant Interface Adapter Unit (IAU) was developed, tested, and environmentally qualified to have the C-130 airlift fleet SCNS interface with the Special Operations MCARS helicopter refueling system computers.  TCS is also tasked with the Systems Engineering responsibility of the CLR 3 Program, which includes development of a weight and balance analysis, electrical loads analysis, antenna radiation emission analysis, system safety analysis, EMI/EMC analysis, stress analysis, and OSS&E. First year CLR 3 Contractor Performance Assessment Rating System (CPARS) rated every category of evaluation as Exceptional Plus.

       
 

   

 

 

Upgrade Modification & Modification Preparation of the UH-1H/V (TH-1H):

 

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Under a task order on the Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool (FAST) contract, TCS (as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin) provides all overall program management; design engineering; systems integration; configuration management; risk management; OSS&E (Operational Safety, Suitability, and Effectiveness); engineering technical data package; procurement of components; technical order (T.O.) development, validation, and certification; a plan for integrating an avionics modification onto the UH-1H aircraft; trial installation; kit proof installation; testing support; and production installations to provide HQ Air Education Training Command (HQ AETC) with a state-of-the-art glass cockpit trainer, designated the TH-1H.  A total of 24 TH-1H are contracted to be built, and will be used for undergraduate helicopter pilot training at Ft. Rucker, AL, for approximately 75 Air Force students a year.  The TH-1H will be the lead in trainer helicopter for all future V-22 and Personnel Rescue Vehicle (PRV) pilots.  The TH-1H utilizes glass cockpit components developed by Astronautics Corporation of America under contract to TCS.  This task requires the development of a complex structural and avionics modification integrating 17 new communications and navigation systems; installation of the Bell Huey II Kit with Bell 212 nose; T53-L-703 engine upgrade and commercialization; installation of new pilot/co-pilot and observer crashworthy seats; procurement of all glass cockpit components; development, validation, and certification of over 22 new technical orders; as well as the development and modification of a technical data package containing over 500 engineering drawings.  TCS is also tasked with the Systems Engineering responsibility of the TH-1H Program, which includes development of a weight and balance analysis, electrical loads analysis, antenna analysis, human factors evaluation, system safety analysis, electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) analysis, stress and vibration analysis, aerodynamic analysis, test planning/reporting, and OSS&E.

 
           
             
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poland C-130E Aircraft Modification Program:

 

Under a task order on the Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool (FAST) contract, TCS (as a subcontractor to SAIC) provides support to the 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, for the Center Wing Replacement, Depot Inspection and Repair, Aircraft Modification, and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for delivery of five C-130E aircraft to the Poland Air Force. This firm fixed price award has an initial value of $45 million.  This program includes the upgrade of five modified U.S. Air Force (USAF) C-130E originally configured with the Adverse Weather Aerial Delivery System (AWADS) to aircraft capable of operational service with the Poland Air Force.  Each aircraft undergoes a myriad of efforts to include isochronal inspections, Programmed Depot Maintenance Inspections, Interior Refurbishment, External Painting and Center Wing Box (CWB) replacement.  Replacement of the existing CWBs with refurbished CWBs having lower flight hours will extend the remaining usable life of the aircraft. This key structural modification in concert with the specified avionics upgrades will enable the end user to experience improved performance over the service life of each aircraft.   TCS is also tasked with the Systems Engineering responsibility of the Poland C-130E Program, which includes development of a weight and balance analysis, electrical loads analysis, antenna analysis, human factors evaluation, system safety analysis, electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) analysis, stress and vibration analysis, aerodynamic analysis, test planning/reporting, and OSS&E.

 
   

 

 

 

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