Amentum Secures $4.6B Commercial Buying Solutions Contract for US Foreign Military Sales Customers

The US Air Force has awarded engineering firm Amentum a $4.6-billion contract to supply commercial buying solutions for foreign military sales (FMS) customers.

The agreement covers the provision of modernized procurement and supply chain systems to enhance cost efficiencies and related FMS platforms between US joint forces and foreign partner countries.

These solutions leverage 3D scanning, additive manufacturing, reverse engineering, robotic process automation (RPA), and associated automated decision tools.

The contract includes a five-year base period and an additional one-year option.

Work on the project will take place in Fairborn, Ohio.

“Amentum’s decades-long experience in procurement makes us the best partner to the USAF on the Parts and Repairs Ordering System VI (PROS VI) contract,” Ametum Critical Mission Business President Dr. Karl Spinnenweber stated.

“We plan to leverage our substantial supply chain experience, extensive supplier relationships and advanced automation technologies to satisfy the parts and repairs challenges associated with the broad range of aging FMS platforms.”

Sustaining ‘Best-Value’ Deliveries

According to Amentum, the PROS VI Contractor Technology Solution will be based on a customized variant of the firm’s proprietary SupplyTrac tool.

The technology incorporates advanced RPA, best-value decision tools, client-accessible dashboards, metrics management, security features, and government information technology systems connection.

A CH-47F Chinook helicopter is unloaded from a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy at Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville, Australia, July 7, 2021. The C-5 transported two CH-47F Chinook helicopters to RAAF Base Townsville as a part of the Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program. The U.S. and Australia maintain a robust relationship underpinned by shared democratic values, common interests and cultural bonds. The strong alliance is an anchor for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Alongside the PROS supply, Amentum will work with the US Navy and industry partners on engineering, testing, and prototyping services to upgrade or replace obsolete FMS-related parts.

“As the leaders of the Government team, we are proud to have led the source selection and design of a contract that delivers best value to the customer, not just today but for the next ten years,” a statement from the US Air Force Contracting Program said.

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“Our focus on best practices in technology and agile contracting processes will provide difficult to support parts and combat obsolescence while providing transparency and communication to the foreign partners throughout the lifecycle of support.”

“We are committed to the success of this effort and to delivering the best possible support to our foreign partners around the world.”