AF awards new launch, test range service contract

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The Air Force awarded the Launch and Test Range Integrated Service Contract (LISC) to RGNext on Nov. 6. The total contract value, including all potential options and potential award fee is $2 billion. LISC will provide the government with a single prime contractor responsible and accountable for operations, organizational- and depot-level maintenance, as well as sustainment at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

“I am proud of the men and women who operate, maintain, and sustain our ranges and the track record of mission success built over the years,” remarked Gen. John Hyten, the commander of Air Force Space Command. “With LISC, we will continue to provide the same great range capability but now at a much more affordable price.”

The spacelift launch ranges provide a safe and secure environment to launch Air Force, Department of Defense (DOD), NASA, and commercial satellites into space to provide navigation, communications, weather, scientific, space control, and missile warning capabilities for global military operations, civil and commercial activities.

In addition to supporting the launch missions, the Eastern Range and Western Ranges provide test range capabilities to meet DOD, Missile Defense Agency, and NASA requirements. The Air Force has the responsibility to ensure that launch and test operations are carried out without endangering the surrounding communities.

(Information courtesy of Air Force Space Command Public Affairs)