Peerless Technologies Corporation has been awarded a five-year, $110 million contract by the U.S. Air Force, continuing the company’s support for the F-22 Program Office into 2025.
Peerless, which has worked on the F-22 program since 2012 through four previous contracts, provides engineering management; program management and administrative support; configuration and financial management; procurement, test, security, systems safety and cyberspace operations.
“As a locally headquartered company, its especially rewarding to extend our valued relationship with the F-22 Program Office, keeping jobs in the Dayton region,” said Peerless President Michael Bridges.
The bulk of the work will be performed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, with positions also located at Hill AFB in Utah. Peerless anticipates hiring 30 new employees for the F-22 effort over the course of the contract, employing over 90 people, said Kurt Harendza, Peerless senior vice president.
“We are proud to continue our long-standing support of the F-22 Program Office to help modernize and sustain the Raptor,” Harendza said. Peerless employees have helped shepherd the Raptor program office through a number of significant milestones, including the introduction of Agile methodologies in acquisition support.
The F-22 Raptor combines stealth, speed and agility as the world’s best air dominance fighter. With air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities, this fifth-generation fighter gives the U.S. Air Force an unrivaled combat advantage. First flown in 1997, the Raptor achieved its Initial Operational Capability in 2005, with first use in combat in 2014.
Founded in Dayton, Ohio in 2000, Peerless Technologies has more than 450 employees in 17 states providing engineering, aerospace, program management, cybersecurity, software development, business operations and other professional services to the Air Force, Navy, NASA and other government customers.