Santa Barbara Applied Research Inc. is proud to be selected as part of the successful team for award of our follow-on contract, to provide launch support services to the 576th Flight Test Squadron (FTS) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The mission of the 576th FTS is to conduct the Air Force Space Command’s Force Development Evaluation program for America’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) force, and to serve as the command’s experts for missile systems capability.
The 576th FLTS serves as the command’s experts on missile systems capability and conducts ground and flight tests to collect, analyze, and report performance, accuracy, and reliability data for the Joint Staff, US Strategic Command, Air Staff, and Air Force Space Command. In this role, the 576th FLTS also identifies missile system requirements, demonstrates current and future war fighting capabilities, and validates missile system improvements and upgrades.
SBAR duties under the contract are to provide the necessary management, administration and personnel required to support: the management of squadron vehicles, equipment and inventory, environmental management, program support and training management. Operations under the new five year contract commences 1 December 2012.