As one of the world’s premier government contractors IAP Worldwide Services provides a broad array of services that focus on their global goal of supporting the federal government. This is done through specialization in the business tiers of logistics, procurement support, and contingency. These are considered to be top-tier business lines for federal contractors. IAP also handles technical services, and base maintenance. IAP Worldwide’s headquarters are located in the city of Cape Canaveral, FL but corporate offices are also in Pana City, Washington D.C. and Irmo, S.C. IAP has more than 50 project sites currently active where it works vigorously to support the federal government.
Recently, one if IAP’s subsidiaries known as Panama City-based Readiness Management Support(RMS) completed its task of developing an air traffic control system for the airport in Kabul Afghanistan. RMS took the lead position in the development because the U.S. military places high confidence in its ability to get the job done under pressure. The air traffic control system was built to support the ongoing military action for Operation Enduring Freedom. The main site for the project was the Kabul Air control Center, although some work was done at 4 more sites throughout Afghanistan. The project of IAP Worldwide Services involved completing a system which can provide non-radar detection, an instrument based system of rules, a visual-based rule system and positive control.
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RMS worked closely with the U.S. Air Force to design this system. One of the challenges of this project was to create a totally new airway design because of the unique challenges of constructing a system for an active military airport. All the work was performed through the Air Force Contract Augmentation Program for contractors. IAP Worldwide Services employees had to maintain and staff air traffic control personnel as well as provide training for local Afghan air traffic controllers. They needed to perform final flight checks and perform a check on the instrument flight rule services daily. Installation, maintenance, and delivery of the components for the system were further tasks IAP had to manage on the project.
2 of IAP’s subcontractors also played a prominent role in the project. They had to travel to different locations in Afghanistan and build facilities in support of the main air traffic control system. ManTech Telecommunications constructed the communications system design, and performed the remote location installations. IAP staff have a solid reputation of completing the mission successfully no matter the difficulty or terrain they must operate within.