Precision Attack teams win SecDef award

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The Precision Attack System Program Office, with teams located at Robins and Wright-Patterson Air Force bases, has won a 2014 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics award for its work on the sniper advanced targeting pod.

The Sniper Pod Sustainment Program falls under the Precision Attack Element at Robins, which includes 11 personnel, and manages the Performance Based Logistics contract for the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod. 

In addition, the Precision Attack Development Program Office at Wright-Patterson includes 49 personnel, responsible for acquisition and development of the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod-Sensor Enhanced. Both groups fall under the Common Avionics Branch, as well as the Electronic Warfare and Avionics Division, which is at Robins.

The award recognized the efforts of the Sniper teams at Robins, Wright-Patterson and Lockheed Martin. 

"I am extremely proud that the hard work of the men and women in the Precision Attack Program Office has been recognized by the Secretary of Defense. Developing and administering a good Performance Based Logistics contract can be both challenging and time consuming. When done correctly a PBL contract can save a lot of taxpayer dollars," said Col. Earl Stolz, Electronic Warfare and Avionics Division chief. 

The Sniper pod is solely repaired by the 566th Electronics Maintenance Squadron at Robins.

The mission of the Common Avionics organization is to provide development, acquisition and sustainment activities for all Sniper ATP and ATP-SE systems. Common Avionics at both Robins and Wright-Patterson ensure all aspects of support for the sustainment of the Sniper system meet operational requirements while using a Performance Based Logistics approach. 

Implementation of a PBL solution between the program office and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control personnel supported 358 sniper pods used by the Air Force and Air National Guard on multiple platforms - including the F-15E, F-16 Block 30-50, B-1 and B-52 - at operational and training locations around the world. 

The PBL arrangement improved readiness by 14 percent while simultaneously reducing operating and support costs by $77.3 million.