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Millennium Awarded the United States Air Force's Pad Safety Support Contract

Melbourne, Florida (August 11, 2016) – The United States Air Force’s 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, has awarded Millennium Engineering and Integration Company ( the Pad Safety Support Contract (PSSC) valued at $21,500,000 over the five-year period of performance, including all options.  This single-award contract will provide operational and technical support required to implement and augment the 45th Space Wing’s comprehensive launch and ground safety program.  As a leading provider of high-end systems engineering, range safety, software development and launch operations services and solutions to the U.S. Government on programs of national significance, Millennium will begin contract execution on October 1, 2016.

"We are excited to continue this critical safety-focused partnership with the Air Force’s 45th Space Wing," said Patrick Murphy, Millennium’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  "As the nation continues investing in American-led national space systems, commercial space transportation, and resupply and future human spaceflight missions, we continue our longstanding commitment to protecting the public’s trust, assuring safe access to space, and minimizing risk for all space launches from the Air Force Eastern Launch Range."

Millennium will primarily execute this contract at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick Air Force Base and NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL, with additional support locations in Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA; Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA; Wallops Island, VA; Anchorage and Kodiak, AK; and other remote launch facilities. Millennium will oversee hazardous and safety critical operations; support launch operations; respond to and analyze launch mishaps and anomalies; perform operations safety inspections; review and make recommendations on hazardous and safety critical procedures; and organize and support safety training programs.

"Millennium has a 20-year history of delivering flight safety expertise to the US Air Force, NASA and commercial space industry.  Our talented and industry-leading team of launch pad safety and pressure vessel experts stand ready to continue performing the collaborative, complex and crucial tasks necessary to safeguard life, health, property and the environment," adds Al Wassel, Vice President & General Manager of Millennium’s Integrated Systems Business Unit, which is primarily responsible for successful contract execution and continued Air Force launch safety support.

About Millennium Engineering and Integration Company:  Headquartered in Arlington, VA with seven additional offices around the U.S., Millennium is a world-class supplier of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical programs for the Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency, NASA, NOAA, FAA, DARPA, NRO, other U.S. Government Agencies, and commercial entities.  Millennium’s expertise includes systems engineering, test and integration, software engineering, systems integration, mission support and assurance, range safety and launch operations, and specialized analyses and analysis tool development and implementation.  Learn more about this industry-leading company at


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