Air Force awards contract for Silver Bullet Replacement
By Brian Brackens, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Public Affairs
/ Published June 27, 2019
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Mobility and Training Aircraft Directorate recently awarded an $8.5 million contract to SelectTech Services Corp, of Centerville, Ohio for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of two Roll-On Conference Capsules (ROCC).
This award is the result of a competitive acquisition set-aside for qualified small businesses.
The ROCCs will replace the Silver Bullet modified airstream trailers that currently serve as transport modules for senior Air Force, Department of Defense, and U.S. Government officials traveling overseas in C-17 aircraft.
Like Silver Bullet, the ROCCs will have a conference room and executive suite that includes a lavatory and bed, which will enable senior leaders and their travel teams to work and rest while en route to their duty destinations. When connected with the Steel Eagle pallet, which provides electrical power and communications capability to the ROCC, occupants will be able to communicate with the outside world during C-17 flight operations.
ROCCs will be certified airworthy for personnel occupancy during all phases of flight onboard C-17 aircraft.
“We are very excited to award this contract and to eventually field the Roll-On Conference Capsules,” said Lt. Col. Bena Sellers, Materiel Leader in the Mobility and Training Aircraft Directorate’s C-17 Capabilities Branch. “The team has been working on a Silver Bullet replacement for a little over three years now starting with defining the ROCC requirements with the customer. We are looking forward to providing senior leaders with an airworthy product that allows them to stay connected, continuing to execute their mission in flight.”
The Roll-On Conference Capsules are expected to be fielded and fully operational by 2022.