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Unread post25 Nov 2014, 22:25

http://www.newsherald.com/military/tynd ... t-1.401746

"Moving Targets: Old F-16s make ‘really good bad guys’ when converted for unmanned flight"
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Unread post10 Jul 2015, 08:54

QF-4s sacrifice selves for others

https://vimeo.com/132680601#at=125
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Unread post23 Jul 2015, 00:29

Not sure if this is QF-16 or -167 (FSAT) related...

PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC, Marlton, New Jersey, has been awarded an $115,885,628 firm-fixed-price, incentive and award fee contract with cost-reimbursable line items for aerial targets operations and maintenance services. The aerial targets mission provides for conducting lethality testing of major weapons systems and munitions programs. The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group evaluates all Air Force fighter, air-to-air missile, and conventional precision guided munitions supporting Department of Defense and foreign military customers. It also hosts live-fire Weapons Systems Evaluation Program (WSEP) exercises. Work will be performed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; and Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with three offers received. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-15-C-0018).
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Unread post05 Feb 2016, 03:35

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity ... e&_cview=0


Solicitation Number:
FA8678-18-R-0001
Notice Type:
Presolicitation
Synopsis:
Added: Feb 02, 2016 5:41 pm


Contracting Office Address

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)/EBYK, 207 West D Avenue, Suite 214, Building 349, Eglin AFB, FL 32542-6853

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Notice of Contract Action (NOCA) - QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) - QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) Lots 6-10 (FY18-22) production/sustainment program. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Testing and Training Division, Aerial Targets Branch, Contracts Office, Eglin AFB FL intends to award a sole source follow-on contract to Boeing Company, Defense, Space & Security, 6200 J S McDonnell Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63134-1939 for procurement of the QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) Lots 6-10 (FY18-22) production/sustainment program. It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in November 2017.

Specific production, enhancement, sustainment, and Total System Integration Responsibility (TSIR) requirements may include, but are not limited to: QF-16 Production (production of Drone Peculiar Equipment (DPE) and installation into Government furnished regenerated F-16s), DPE unique Peculiar Support Equipment (PSE), F-16 Operations and Maintenance per Air Force guidance and instructions, DPE obsolescence, associated spare parts, in- and out-of-warranty support, program support (i.e., program management, engineering, logistics, test support, support equipment, spares management, and associated TO data maintenance), and engineering support for analysis and study of obsolescence issues, engineering changes, and system enhancements. The Government does not own or possess a technical data package (TDP) for the QF-16 system and its peculiar support equipment and therefore cannot provide this data to interested parties.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this proposed acquisition is 336411 with a size standard of 1,500 employees. The Government has determined that the only way to prevent any adverse impact to critical mission activities that could result from a break in the continuous availability of full scale aerial targets is to issue a follow-on contract to the incumbent vendor. The Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. This NOCA neither constitutes a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Invitation for Bid (IFB), nor does it restrict the Government to any specific acquisition approach. This NOCA is for information and planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment to a contract by the Government.

Contracting POC is Mr. Joseph P. O'Gallagher at 207 West D Avenue, Suite 214, Building 349, Eglin AFB, FL 32542-6853 or at joseph.ogallagher@us.af.mil. An Ombudsman has been appointed to hear concerns from offerors or potential offerors. The Ombudsman does not diminish the authority of the program manager or contracting officer but communicates contractor concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations to the appropriate Government personnel. When requested, the Ombudsman shall maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The Ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals or in the source selection process. Matters of routine or administrative nature concerning this acquisition should not be addressed to the Ombudsman, but rather to the Contracting points of contact identified below. The Ombudsman is, Ms. Jill Willingham-Allen, AFLCMC/AQP, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 45433. She may be contacted via email at jill.willinghamallen.1@us.af.mil or phone number (312) 785-5472. Collect Calls will not be accepted.

Responses for this effort shall be submitted to Mr. Maurice Meadows, Contract Specialist, phone (850) 885-3392, e-mail: maurice.meadows@us.af.mil , or Mr. Joseph P. O'Gallagher, Contracting Officer, phone (850) 883-3476, e-mail: joseph.ogallagher@us.af.mil no later than 17 February 2016.
Contracting Office Address:
314 Choctawhatchee Ave
Eglin AFB, Florida 32542
United States
Primary Point of Contact.:
Maurice Meadows
maurice.meadows@us.af.mil
Phone: 8508853392
Secondary Point of Contact:
Joseph P. O'Gallagher,
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joseph.ogallagher@us.af.mil
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Unread post29 Mar 2016, 01:03

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $34,398,802 modification (P00106) to previously awarded contract FA8678-10-C-0100 for QF-16 full-scale aerial target (FSAT) Lot 4. Contractor will provide 30 QF-16 FSATs and 30 associated 4-year warranties for the QF-16 drone-peculiar equipment. Work will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by April 9, 2018 and the DPE warranty period will end on April 8, 2022. Fiscal 2016 procurement funds in the amount of $34,398,802 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8678-10-C-0100).
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Unread post19 May 2016, 01:51

https://www.facebook.com/TeamEglin/phot ... =3&theater

An F-35A Lightning II from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron takes off from #Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., armed with AIM-120 air-to-air missiles to engage a QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target.

This is the Joint Strike Fighter's first test shooting a full-scale target and another step toward the F-35A's progress to declare initial operational capability later this year.

The 422nd TES is geographically separate unit of the 53rd Wing assigned to Nellis AFB, Nev.
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Unread post27 Sep 2016, 20:32

http://www.eglin.af.mil/News/Article-Di ... -milestone

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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Air Combat Command declared Initial Operational Capability for the QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target September 23.

The decision was approved by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of ACC, for the total of 15 QF-16s currently available for target operations. The jets are assigned to Tyndall AFB and flown by the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron under the 53rd Wing.

The 82nd ATRS operates the only full scale aerial target capability in the Department of Defense. In accordance with U.S. law, Title 10, Section 2366 of the U.S. Code, a missile system must undergo lethality testing before it can enter full-scale production. The 82nd ATRS maintains DOD’s sole capability to execute the Title 10 requirement through the FSAT program.

The QF-16 is the introduction of 4th generation fighter capabilities in the aerial target mission. It maintains all inherent capabilities of the baseline F-16 including supersonic flight and nine-G maneuverability.

"This leap forward in airframe capabilities, combined with advanced electronic pods, will allow us to properly test and evaluate our 5th generation aircraft and weapons," said Lt. Col. Matthew Garrison, 82nd ATRS commander.

The newest aerial target was fielded to replace the QF-4, which flew its last unmanned mission Aug. 17 at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. The QF-4 will officially retire in December.
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Unread post30 Sep 2016, 02:26

Great pictures embedded in a story I can't find a way to pull out of Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/notes/tyndall- ... 2196786280

https://youtu.be/jw6VCY5PbDw
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Unread post18 Nov 2016, 18:09

The QF-16 is powered by a F100-PW-220 Engine while a pilot is still required to be in the cockpit during autonomous operation. They switch to a F100-PW-100 when the drone has outlived its usefulness and is no longer cost effective to maintain.
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Unread post26 Dec 2016, 02:02

Long video of the last flights of the Phantom by the USAF...

https://youtu.be/rT_gLtwAjBs
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Unread post24 Mar 2017, 05:21

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $24,685,675 modification (P00147) to previously awarded contract FA8678-10-C-0100 for QF-16 full-scale aerial target (FSAT) Lot 5A production. Contractor will provide 18 QF-16 FSATs and 18 associated four-year warranties for the QF-16 drone-peculiar equipment program. Work will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by April 27, 2021. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $24,685,675 were obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on March 14, 2017)
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Unread post14 Nov 2017, 04:14

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $11,266,057 modification (P00176) to a previously awarded contract (FA8678-10-C-0100) for QF-16 full-scale aerial target lot 5B. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of April 27, 2021. Fiscal 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $11,266,057 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
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Unread post14 Nov 2017, 11:04

How many QF-16’s does this equate to?
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Unread post20 Nov 2017, 04:50

Boman wrote:How many QF-16’s does this equate to?



....by contract 44 QF-16 FSATs by 31Oct17 Lot 3
...and 48 more by 27Apr21 Lot5A.....

...or 92 QF-16 FSATs for $196,210,942
...or $2,132,727 ea. for total program

"Now we have a 9G capable, highly sustainable aerial target."
"to become stand-in jets for the Su-27 Flanker and the MiG-29 Fulcrum"
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Unread post20 Nov 2017, 16:00

Thanks

Sad ending for the Viper, however serves a greater cause :bang:
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