HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Huntsville-based Teledyne Brown Engineering was awarded the Missile Defense Agency’s Objective Simulation Framework contract. The contract has a potential value of $595 million over five years beginning Sept. 1.
Under the contract, Teledyne will design, develop, test, implement and maintain the OSF. OSF will be the centerpiece test and simulation framework for all elements of the missile defense system.
The OSF will be capable of supporting full-scale simulations, ground tests and live fire events.
“Under the contract, we will develop a capability for conducting detailed simulations and tests for the missile defense system – ranging from a detailed, high-fidelity simulation to a live fire event,” said Rex Geveden, Teledyne Brown’s president.
“This is very good news for the company,” Geveden said. “It fits our strategy; it fits our capabilities, and we’re very pleased about it.”
“Winning this significant contract reflects well on our capabilities for designing and developing test systems for complex applications such as missile defense,” said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and CEO of Teledyne Technologies, in a news release. “We expect similar test technologies will have use in other markets we serve, including energy, marine, aviation, space and environmental applications.”
Teledyne Brown, a subsidiary of California-based Teledyne Technologies, developed the first digital and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) test and assessment capabilities for missile defense, the company said, and developed and supported advancements in test frameworks that established ground test standards for missile defense systems.
The company also developed an OSF prototype that incorporates legacy digital and HWIL capabilities to support Ballistic Missile Defense System test and assessment activities. Teledyne Brown has executed BMDS tests and assessments at its Huntsville headquarters and at other locations.
For the first time, high fidelity simulations will be tied to HWIL test capabilities in a unified test framework, Geveden said.
“As we get into the normal tempo of the contract, we’ll see an additional work force of 200 to 250 between Teledyne Brown and its subcontractors,” Geveden said. There are opportunities for more growth, he said, “depending on what the government chooses to do and the availability of funding.”