August 22, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Huntsville, AL – The U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) recently awarded a new 10-year $2B Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC) under the management of Advanced Technology International (ATI). The AMTC, comprised of the National Armaments Consortium (NAC) and the Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC), will partner with AMRDEC and the Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (ACC-RSA) to develop innovative aviation and missile technologies that rapidly and affordably enhance warfighter lethality, survivability, and combat effectiveness.
The AMTC offers the government immediate access to two longstanding consortia with 26 combined years of experience delivering innovative technical solutions to a variety of government stakeholders. AMTC offers the largest collaborative forum and the greatest available technical expertise in AMRDEC’s targeted technology objectives, as well as the most experience delivering innovation through an OTA consortium.
“The NAC is delighted to be part of building the Nation’s preeminent aviation and missile collaboration by working with VLC, AMRDEC, and ACC-RSA, as well as ATI,” said Diana-Lynn Herbst, NAC Chair. Nick Lappos, VLC Chair, added, “We’re excited to join forces with the NAC, resulting in 763 AMTC member organizations with technology and tools to meet our service members’ needs faster than ever before.”
“AMRDEC’s AMTC will increase the efficiency and expedite technical proposal submissions in support of the Army Futures Command, along with ensuring system of system level integrations, such as missile technologies on aviation platforms and fully integrated air and missile defense solutions. Additionally, the OTA will increase the organic contracting capabilities of the US Army Contracting Command – Redstone Arsenal (ACC-RSA),” stated Dr. Juanita Christensen, AMRDEC director.
The AMTC fosters an environment that encourages robust collaboration and competition to deliver cutting-edge prototypes that enable rapid and effective transition to production. The AMTC offers the scientists and engineers within AMRDEC an additional capability through which they can deliver near- and long-term aviation and missile systems capabilities to the Programs of Record and, ultimately, the warfighter. AMTC welcomes new consortium members that possess expertise in these fields, providing AMRDEC and DOD with access to innovation, technologies, and expertise not readily available to the government.
“AMRDEC’s AMTC will strengthen the inclusive link between AMRDEC Science & Technology (S&T) and Industry/Academia, expand the Guided Missile, Manufacturing, and Aviation Technology Base in the AMRDEC community, and optimize AMRDEC’s ability to quickly, efficiently, and effectively develop aviation and missile system technology for the 6 Army Modernization Priorities,” stated Christina Brantley, Program Manager of the AMRDEC OTA.
AMRDEC is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command, which has the mission to develop technology and engineering solutions for America’s Warfighters. AMRDEC employs nearly 11,000 civilian scientists, researchers, and engineers.
RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. AMC is the Army’s premier providers of materiel readiness – technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment – to the total force, across the spectrum of joint military operations.
Organizations interested in participating in the AMTC should join the NAC or VLC. Questions about the AMTC can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.