LMI gets $98 million contract for space wargaming software

LMI gets $98 million contract for space wargaming software

Illustration of the space environment used in LMI’s simulation tool known as RAPTR. Credit: LMI

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force awarded the Logistics Management Institute, known as LMI, a $98 million contract for modeling and simulation software to analyze warfighting missions in space. 

LMI, a consulting firm in Tysons, Virginia, said in a news release Oct. 5 the contract is a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 3 agreement. 

The $98 million award is to provide technical support to the Space Security and Defense Program (SSDP) and the Space Warfighting Analysis Center (SWAC). The company will provide its modeling and simulation toolkit known as RAPTR, short for Rapid Analysis and Prototyping Toolkit for Resiliency.

The SSDP is a joint defense and intelligence community program focused on national security threats to space. The SWAC is a U.S. Space Force organization that models and analyzes alternative options for building future space systems and architectures. 

Five-year IDIQ agreement

The SBIR Phase 3 contract is a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity agreement. The $98 million award is for two task orders over the first year of the program.

The Air Force previously awarded SBIR Phase 1 and Phase 2 contracts to Synaptech, a company based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that developed the RAPTR toolkit. 

Synaptech was acquired by LMI in 2022. 

Sandra Erwin writes about military space programs, policy, technology and the industry that supports this sector. She has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and the defense industry for nearly two decades as editor of NDIA’s National Defense…

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