Local companies share in $4.8B ‘NOVASTAR’ award for NASIC

Huge contract draws new connections to NASIC at Wright-Patterson

Companies in Fairborn and Beavercreek will have a share in a hefty, nearly $5 billion Department of Defense contract serving the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Altamira Technologies Corp. of Fairborn; Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. of Beavercreek; Radiance Technologies, in Huntsville, Ala. — a company that also has Beavercreek offices — and two Virginia companies have been awarded a $4.79 billion multiple award contract to support NASIC, the DOD said.

The contract is called “NOVASTAR.”

The other companies named in the award included Modern Technology Solutions, which also has Beavercreek offices, and Xandar, a joint venture between NASK and KBR, which has a local presence, as well.

“We are humbled and excited to have this opportunity to continue supporting the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community and NASIC under NOVASTAR,” Bill Bailey, chief executive at Radiance, said in a statement. “This is the culmination of 20 years of hard work by a lot of Radiance employee-owners with our customer, NASIC. Over those 20 years, our goal has simply been to provide NASIC the best support possible.”

The companies will serve NASIC’s requirements for “research, development, and sustainment of new and existing hardware, systems, and software capabilities enabling scientific and technical intelligence production for the Air Force, Department of Defense (DOD), and national-level intelligence efforts,” the Pentagon said in a contract announcement last week.

Additionally, this contract involves the production of technical intelligence through collection, analysis, planning, processing and more for NASIC, the Air Force, DOD and national-level intelligence work, the DOD also said.

Work will primarily happen in Dayton and is expected to be complete by Aug. 22, 2033.

“Anything that’s near a billion, that has a ‘B’ on it, is going to have a community impact. And it’s going to get a lot of attention from all over the nation,” Jeff Graley, president of Dayton defense contractor and software creator Mile 2, told the Dayton Daily News last year, when discussing the contract.

This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, the solicitation was posted on SAM.gov and 10 offers were received, the DOD noted.

The contract came from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson.

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