November 20, 2020
Cambridge Awarded TPS-70 Transmitter Service Life Extension Task Order
Cambridge has been awarded a task order to support the U.S. Air Force, Air Combat Command (ACC) in their mission to sustain and enhance detection and monitoring systems used in operations and activities by federal law enforcement agencies to disrupt and degrade national security threats posed by drug trafficking, piracy, transnational organized crime, and threat finance networks reasonably related to illicit drug trafficking activities.
This task order, with a one-year period of performance, was awarded on the Counter-Narcotics and Global Threats (CN>), Operations and Logistics (Ops and Log), Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The CN> Ops and Log IDIQ is managed by the ACC Acquisition Management and Integration Center (ACC AMIC) Langley, AFB VA in support of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for CN>’s (DASD-CN>) missions around the globe, targeting terrorist groups worldwide that use narcotics trafficking and other organized crime to support terrorist activities by deploying counternarcotics assets, in cooperation with foreign governments, to regions where terrorists benefit from illicit drug revenue or use drug smuggling systems.
In support of the counternarcotics mission, Cambridge will upgrade an AN/TPS-70 radar system that has been deployed since 1990 throughout Latin America including several years in Venezuela and more recently in Liberia, Costa Rica, to ensure that it is mission ready when required for future missions. Via a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), Cambridge, along with our strategic partner TSS Solutions (TSS), will remove and replace high failure, costly, and diminishing manufacturing sources items in the TPS-70 transmitter with improved, current technology subassemblies. Using the previously developed and fielded design, Cambridge will fabricate or acquire, install, integrate, and test the AN/TPS-70 transmitter system to enable the system to meet all and exceed some of the legacy AN/TPS-70 radar performance requirements. The SLEP will result in a highly reliable and cost-effective AN/TPS-70 radar system ultimately extending its operational service life at least another 10 years.
“Cambridge understands the pivotal role that the reliable technologies, such as the AN/TPS-70 radar system, play in combating narco-terrorism and threats from criminal organizations, illicit trafficking, terrorist organizations, and individual groups. We are honored to be selected, along with our TSS teammate, to continue providing CN mission support that plays a critical role in the national security of the U.S. and our partner nations. We will draw on our more than 25 years of experience supporting the CN> mission area to support ACC AMIC’s needs.” said Liz Germanos Buker, Cambridge General Manager, COCOMs/Joint Solutions Operating Group.
Cambridge is a leading provider of C4ISR and engineering solutions with a proven global capability. We have supported the national security and capacity-building needs of the U.S. Government and partner nations on six continents and in over 55 countries. We will draw on our agility, insightfulness, global experience, holistic discovery, and rigorous systematic solutioning to ensure the mission readiness of the AN/TPS-70 radar system.
For more than 25 years, TSS has supported a broad range of technical services for Satellite, Wireless, Radar, and Broadband systems suppliers. Today they continue their focus on innovating and modernizing land-based tactical radar and satellite communication technologies to support their customers’ who protect national interests and preserve freedom around the world, making them the right strategic partner for this important mission.