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Huntsville, AL (September 30, 2016)
Torch Technologies is pleased to announce it was awarded the $27.7M Gulf Range Drone Control System (GRDCS) Support Task Order. Torch’s award, under the GSA OASIS contract, provides Software and Systems Engineering support for the Gulf Range Drone Control System (GRDCS) to the 96th Range Control Squadron (96 RNCS), 96th Range Group (96 RN), 96th Test Wing (96 TW) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. GRDCS is operational at Tyndall AFB, FL; and the Utah Test and Training Range. Torch will provide software engineering and systems engineering support at the Central Control Facility (CCF) at Eglin AFB, FL using CMMI Level 3 processes. GRDCS is used to control remotely piloted drones used for test purposes, to include the full-scale QF-16 and QF-4 target drones and the sub-scale BQM-167A target drone.
The work to be completed by Torch has an 8.5-year period of performance. "This successful re-competed effort is an exciting award for Torch Technologies and our employee-owners. This award represents the longest-term period of performance of any single contract that Torch has received," said Torch President John Watson. "The 8.5-year period of performance offers opportunities to positively affect the future of target control systems for airborne drone systems."