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S³ Wins STORM Technical and Programmatic Contracts

System Studies and Simulation, Inc. (S3)is pleased to share the award of STORM Technical and STORM Programmatic contracts. The announcements by U.S. Department of Defense Contracts ( are provided below:

On March 7, 2023, System Studies & Simulation Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $81,465,200 hybrid (Firm-Fixed-Price and Time-and-Materials) contract for Technical Engineering Support. Bids were solicited via the internet with four received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March 15, 2028. Fiscal 2021 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $6,553,332 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-23-F-B003).

On June 16, 2023, System Studies & Simulation Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $85,816,267 hybrid (Firm-Fixed-Price and Time-and-Materials) contract to develop, field, and upgrade Strategic and Operational Rocket and Missiles (STORM) Technical Support Project Office weapon systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with seven received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of June 16, 2028. Fiscal 2023 procurement, Army funds in the amount of $85,816,267 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-23-F-D003).

S³ Subsidiary Experiencing Significant Changes

Kachemak Bay Flying Service (KBFS), Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of System Studies & Simulation, Inc. (S3), has experienced exciting changes over the past few months. KBFS recently added a new aviation support contract at Geneva, AL, where KBFS will function as the Fixed Base Operator adding fuel, maintenance, training, and base operations services at the municipal airport over the next 18 months.  Additionally, the KBFS team at Crestview, FL, was awarded a subcontract to provide training for additional Partner Nation Cessna 208 Caravan pilots.

KBFS: Temple is entering into a new era within the commercial aviation arena. The changes started several months ago with the addition of Multiengine Training to the KBFS Part 141 offerings, and an expansion of KBFS FAA Part 135 helicopter opportunities that include the addition of a Bell 206 helicopter to the Certificate.  

During the past three months, KBFS: Temple added three premier new training aircraft to its Part 141 training fleet. This state of the art trainer, the Tecnam P2010, has all the modern accoutrements that make it an attractive Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) that is fun to fly and very economical. The day after this aircraft touched down in its new home in Temple, several customers pre-registered to start their flight training in this remarkable aircraft. In total, KBFS: Temple has added two P2010 Single-Engine Land (SEL) trainers and one P2006 Multiengine Land aircraft at Temple Draughon-Miller Regional Airport.  Word of KBFS modernization and expansion efforts is spreading rapidly, and we now have students signing up every day to pursue their private and commercial

S³ Subsidiary Announces New Training at Temple, TX

Kachemak Bay Flying Service (KBFS) will begin offering Multiengine Flight Training on June 1, 2023 at its FAA-certified Part 141 Flight Training Academy in Temple, TX. Training will include Multiengine Private Pilot Training through Multiengine Instructor ratings. 

Incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of S3 in 2012, KBFS has provided Government and Commercial air services since 2007 in Central Texas; acquired Summit Aviation Part 145 Repair Station in 2013 and Skyline Columbus Part 141 Pilot Training School in 2015.

Today, KBFS offers Government and Commercial services for CFR 14 Part 133 (External Load), Part 135 (Non-Scheduled Transport), Part 137 (Aerial Spray), Part 135 (Non-Scheduled Transport), Part 141 (Pilot Flight Training), Part 145 (Repair Station – Avionics), and General Aviation Maintenance. KBFS also provides Fixed Base Operations (FBO) at Geneva Municipal Airport in Geneva, AL and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) to the Air Education Training Command (AETC), US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and Partner Nations in Crestview, FL.

Subsidiary Hires Senior Manager

Founder and CEO Establishes Janice Hays Smith Electrical Engineering Scholarship with $210K Gift

AUG 18, 2022

Jan Smith, founder and CEO of , has made a gift of $200,000 to The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to establish the Janice Hays Smith Endowed Scholarship in Electrical Engineering.

Smith has given an additional $10,000 to UAH, a part of The University of Alabama System, as well to fund a recipient in 2022 to enable the student to benefit from the scholarship immediately.

Each recipient will be known as the Janice Hays Smith Electrical Engineering Scholar.

“I’m so proud to be a part of this program and proud that UAH is a partner to our defense industry in Huntsville,” Smith says. “This scholarship is my second scholarship. The first was aimed more toward cybersecurity or software engineers.”

The new scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student for their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year, or to a full-time graduate student, pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. Scholarship recipients who are entering as freshmen must have a high school GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved a minimum ACT score of 30.

“On behalf of the electrical and computer engineering department, and the College of Engineering at UAH, I am truly grateful for Ms. Jan Smith’s generosity,” says Dr. Shankar Mahalingam, Dean of Engineering.

S³ Hires Aviation Program Manager

S3 Wholly Owned Subsidiary Offering RW Civilian Pilot Training

Kachemak Bay Flying Service  (KBFS), is offering a wide range of rotary wing civilian pilot training at its Temple, TX Flight Training Academy.  In addition to providing candidates the opportunity to pursue a half dozen fixed wing qualifications, the Academy is now routinely providing Part 61 and/or Part 141 pilot training in the MD-530F, UH-H Huey, and Robinson R44 helicopters. If you or your clients need any type of fixed or rotary wing pilot qualification, currency, or renewal training, please contact Bill Rodriguez or Gregory White at 254.771.0077.

System Studies & Simulation Inc. Selected to Mentor Three Huntsville Small Businesses

September 30, 2021:   S3 was selected by the United States Army to mentor three Huntsville based Small Businesses under the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program. Each two-year Mentor Protégé Agreement (MPA) provides the Protégés tailored developmental and technical assistance to enhance their respective capabilities and facilitate growth as a Small Business Prime Contractors. Our three new DoD MPA’s represent 60% of the total 2021 MPAs awarded by the Army and support the following Small Business Partners:

Canvas, Inc.:   Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in Engineering, Test & Evaluation, Technology & Product Development, and Acquisition & Program Management.

Cortina Solutions, LLC:  Small Business Administration 8(a) and HUBZone certified WOSB providing Engineering, Test & Evaluation, Modeling & Simulation, Software Development, Acquisition, and Program Management services.

H2L Solutions, Inc.:    HUBZone and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) services.

The DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) is the oldest continuously operating federal mentor-protégé program in existence. S3 is honored to receive these awards as they also represent the third, fourth, and fifth protégés that we have supported during the past five years. Established during the First Gulf War, the MPP helps eligible small businesses expand their defense industrial base footprint by partnering them with larger companies to provide unique capabilities and enhance the DoD supply chain.  MPAs provide a win-win situation which results in successful small businesses, large/small business partnerships, and outstanding, cost-effective support for the Warfighter.

S³ Receives 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award!

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