PATUXENT RIVER, Md.; June 15, 2021 – With the resolution of the legal action protesting the award of the Atlantic Range Technical Support Services (ARTSS) contract, Reliance Test & Technology (RT&T) LLC began work on the contract transition supporting the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), headquartered in Patuxent River, Md. With additional work locations in Maryland, Virginia, and California, ARTSS supports Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) and Atlantic Targets and Marine Operations (ATMO) in research and development, engineering, maintenance, operation, support of facilities, systems, and equipment in order to meet the engineering development and operational testing and fleet training missions.
The ARTSS contract duration is up to 10 years, with a projected value of over $900 million if all options are exercised. RT&T is scheduled to assume full responsibility on July 1.
Reliance Test & Technology (RT&T) LLC is a joint venture of InDyne, Inc. and Amentum who, together, bring decades of experience in Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) activities. The U.S. Navy provided RT&T with a go-ahead notice to transition as of April 19.
“The RT&T team is happy that the contract matters are resolved and we are eager to work with the ATR/ATMO workforce and the community to support Pax River’s mission of providing full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons, and systems operated by sailors and Marines” said Don Bishop, Chairman of the RT&T Board of Directors. Mr. Tom White, RT&T ARTSS General Operations Manager (GOM) is leading transition activities.
RT&T has posted an open message to ATR/ATMO employees and the community at https://www.atr-rtt-jv.com, which includes a link to job postings and the application site. This site also contains transition questions and answers, and open house information.
About Reliance Test and Technology (RT&T) LLC
RT&T is an integrated project company whose members include InDyne, Inc. and Amentum Services, Inc.
• InDyne is a recognized leader with over three decades of experience successfully managing and operating ranges and critical test facilities for our National Defense, including the Eglin, Eastern Range, and Western Range MRTFBs. InDyne provides specialized support and custom solutions to our Air Force, Space Force, and Army customers for range operations, engineering, test and evaluation, space systems, radars and radar cross-section facilities, base operations and specialized facility support, Counter Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-sUAS), integrated security solutions, communications/information technology, multimedia, test data collection/videography, and special programs. InDyne understands the complexities of managing highly dynamic ranges, and using our transparent enterprise management system, tackles evolving schedules, provides flawless execution, and safely manages a diverse set of customer requirements with efficiency. InDyne supports customers worldwide, and has facilities in Sterling, Va.; Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), N.M.; Vandenberg AFB and Beale AFB, Calif.; Eglin AFB, Crestview, and Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Cape Cod Air Force Station (AFS), Mass.; Clear AFS, Alaska; Thule, Greenland; and Fylingdales, UK; and now with the recent ARTSS award, we will operate from offices in Lexington Park, Md. For more information, visit our website: https://www.indyneinc.com/corporate/
• Amentum is a premier global technical and engineering services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. We draw from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., we employ more than 34,000 people and perform work in all 50 states and 105 foreign countries and territories. Amentum is the DoD’s largest test and training range contractor providing mission critical operations and maintenance support for MRTFBs including the Nevada Test & Training Range (NTTR), Utah Test & Training Range (UTTR), China Lake, 13 Navy Combined Tactical & Training Ranges (CTTR), Eglin AFB, and the recently awarded Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC). We service the world’s largest, most diverse, and complex surface, subsurface, and open-air test and training range environments covering over 25,000 mi2 testing the latest and most advanced weapons systems. Amentum has a local office in Lexington Park, Md., outside the gates of Naval Air Station Patuxent River. For more information, visit our website: https://www.amentum.com/