Ampex Data Systems (Ampex), a Delta Information Systems Company, has been awarded a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the Air Force Test Center. The contract will provide telemetric electrical system-supplies and ancillary services to Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Eglin AFB, and other Department of Defense (DoD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) activities.
In addition to Ampex’s engineering and maintenance support, deliveries include high-speed flight test and mission data recorders. These units are SWaP-C optimized, software-defined, and provide a secure, network-capable platform for critical flight test instrumentation and mission operations.
Ampex supports United States Air Force and DoD mission avionics and flight testing as a supplier for programs including the F-15, F-16, F-18, F-35, B-2, MQ- 1, MQ-8, MQ-9, MQ-25, RQ-4, P-3, and P-8 among many others. Most notably, Ampex provides the network file servers and boot computers that are the digital backbone of the United States Navy’s E-2 C/D Hawkeye fleet.
“The future in this technology space is high-speed, network-based systems that can analyze recorded data and then secure it with advanced encryption,” said Jim Orahood, vice president and general manager of Ampex Data Systems. “Ampex can meet these future requirements now. We look forward to supporting the DoD and NASA through this new contract vehicle for the next decade.”