The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has announced intentions to award a sole-source contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) in support of the United States International Monitoring System (IMS).
The IMS consists of 321 monitoring stations and 16 laboratories built world-wide. These 337 facilities monitor the planet for any sign of a nuclear explosion to support verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
The new GDMS contract will provide for operations and maintenance, recapitalization, and research and development support of IMS radionuclide monitoring stations (11 radionuclide particulate systems and four radionuclide noble gas systems co-located with the particulate systems).
The period of performance is for one base year and four option years.
“GDMS is the only contractor to ever build, deploy, operate, maintain, and sustain the US IMS Radionuclide Particulate and Noble Gas monitoring stations. No other contractor has experience operating, maintaining, or sustaining these stations because they involve one-of-a-kind technology detection system implemented by GDMS,” states the announcement.
Source: FBO.gov HDTRA1-17-R-0011