Teledyne Brown Engineering On Winning Team For Joint Test & Evaluation Program
HUNTSVILLE, AL - November 9, 2001 - Teledyne Brown Engineering announced today it is a strategic subcontractor to Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) on the Joint Test & Evaluation (JT&E) program administered by the Department of Defense.
The SRC team is one of five chosen to participate in the JT&E program. Each team will receive a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from DOD to support tasks within the program.
The JT&E program has a $400 million ceiling, and although the amount of contract value to Teledyne Brown Engineering is not available, the company estimates it could receive as much as $3.7 million per year. The program was established by Congress in 1972 after a Presidential Commission concluded that DOD did not have the capability to conduct test and evaluation in a joint military services environment.
The program includes three phases: nomination for inclusion into the program, a Joint Feasibility Study (JFS), and transition to a JT&E. Each branch of the U.S. military accepts nominations from Service organizations on future program concepts and ideas. Nominations are prioritized at the Service and joint levels and typically two are chartered annually as a JFS.
At the conclusion of the JFS, a viability assessment of the concept determines if it is to transition to a JT&E. Reports generated during the JT&E provide the evaluation of the concept, and legacy products developed by the joint test force enable the warfighter and test and evaluation communities to achieve maximum benefit from the test program.
"These concepts could be any number of things," said Doug Bryant, vice president for Technology at Teledyne Brown Engineering. "They could involve weapons platforms, communications systems, sensor systems, data management systems, or techniques and processes used in Concepts of Operations and Order of Battle. What we do is hopefully answer the question, 'How do we make all four services interact more efficiently through these techniques and processes .' "
Concepts of Operations is broadly defined as a commander's assumptions or intent with regard to a military operation or series of operations, designed to provide an overall picture of the operation. Order of Battle is the identification, strength, command structure, and disposition of personnel, units and equipment of any military force.
Teledyne Brown Engineering has more than 30 years of experience in the test and evaluation of missile systems, sensor systems, weapon platforms, and communications systems. The company's extensive experience in the execution of distributed testing of both strategic and theater missile defense systems has earned Teledyne Brown a reputation as a leader in the DOD test and evaluation arena. Teledyne Brown Engineering designed and developed the Theater Missile Defense System Exerciser, or TMDSE, which is the only DOD certified hardware-in-the-loop test system in use by the joint services today.
About Teledyne Brown Engineering
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., is a full-service technology solutions company, with core capabilities in technology development, systems engineering, design, prototype development, testing, manufacturing, logistics, and operations and maintenance. These capabilities are applied across a wide range of programs in aerospace, defense, information technology, and environmental engineering. Teledyne Brown Engineering is headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., and has operations in 13 states and the United Kingdom. More information about Teledyne Brown Engineering may be found on the Company's Web site at www.tbe.com.
About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronics and communications products, systems engineering solutions, and aerospace engines and components. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico. More information about Teledyne Technologies may be found on the Company's Web site at www.teledyne.com.