Chugach has won a $119m U.S. Air Force contract to help maintain facilities at the Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield.
More properly known as RAF Ascension Island or Wideawake Airfield, the facility is a military airfield and facility located on Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. The airfield is jointly operated by the Royal Air Force and the United States Space Force.
“RAF Ascension Island is in the South Atlantic Ocean, near the equator, strategically positioned approximately 4,000 miles from both the UK and the Falkland Islands. The role of the Station is to deter military aggression against the UK’s South Atlantic Overseas Territories in order to maintain UK sovereignty. It serves as a staging post for flights between the UK and the Falklands with an approximate flight time of 8 hours.
With a runway length of 10,019ft the airfield has the capability to support all types of aircraft. The airfield (called Wideawake Auxiliary Airfield by the US) is jointly operated and managed by US and UK authorities. The Station also supports regular flights between America and Africa.”
The contract also includes telemetry, radar and space surveillance tracking, timing, sequencing and communications services, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday.
“Chugach Range and Facilities Services JV LLC, Anchorage, Alaska, has been awarded an $118,983,378 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract for Ascension Island Mission Services.
This contract provides for radar tracking, space surveillance tracking, telemetry, timing and sequencing, communications, airfield operations, operations, maintenance and engineering support for facilities, systems, equipment, utilities and base operating support responsibilities. Work will be performed on Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield, Atlantic Ocean, and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2025.
This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and five offers were received. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $104,367 are being obligated at the time of award. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA2521-20-C-0024).”
Work is expected to be complete by Sept. 30th, 2025.