EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has been awarded a contract worth $22 million to perform engineering and development programs to help transition the logistics of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program from a joint program to the individual armed services including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
"Wyle has worked closely with this program for years," said John Mikelaitis, Wyle's senior manager, life cycle management. "These efforts provide an opportunity to build on that experience and take our support of this vital vehicle to the next level."
Wyle will develop and maintain reliability and logistics analyses, modeling and report databases. In addition, the contract calls for a product update to support engineering change proposals. The company also will help develop research and analysis tools to examine historical program data.
The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are a family of armored fighting vehicles used by the U.S. armed forces, among others. The purpose of the design is surviving improvised explosive device attacks and ambushes.
Wyle will provide real-time assessment of where scientific and technical information is needed, which will help reduce duplication of efforts and help improve reliability, maintainability and supportability to reduce costs and extend the life of the vehicles.
Work will take place in Jacksonville, Fla. with additional work performed in several other locations including Virginia, South Carolina and Michigan.
Wyle is a leading provider of high tech aerospace engineering and information technology services to the federal government on long-term outsourcing contracts. The company also provides test and evaluation of aircraft, weapon systems, networks, and other government assets; and other engineering services to the aerospace, defense, and nuclear power industries.