By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Defense & Aerospace Week -- L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced that its Vertex Aerospace division has commenced performance on a previously announced contract to provide full contractor logistics support (CLS) for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) KC-10 aircraft fleet. A competitor protest, following the program's award in June 2016 to L-3, has been denied by the Government Accountability Office.
The approximate total value of this firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract is expected to reach $1.9 billion over a nine-year performance period that starts with a six-month phase-in that began on September 27, 2016.
"As a CLS provider, L-3 is committed to delivering excellent performance to the Air Force," said Michael T. Strianese, L-3's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This KC-10 contract award gives L-3 the opportunity to provide the Air Force and a key international ally with engineering innovation and affordable, best value solutions and services. This new business win also adds a new aircraft to our scope of CLS work and expands our business base."
Under the contract, L-3 will provide Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS), Field Service Representative (FSR) and depot maintenance support for 59 USAF KC-10 aircraft, as well as COMBS and FSR support for the Aerial Refueling System for two Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 aircraft.
L-3 Vertex Aerospace, located in Madison, Mississippi, is part of L-3's Aerospace Systems business segment. The division is an aerospace and defense support services contractor specializing in the delivery of integrated contractor logistics support for aircraft, ground vehicles and other defense systems.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion.
Keywords for this news article include: Defense, Aerospace, U.S. Military, U.S. Air Force, L-3 Communications.
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