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L-3 Com gets $1.9 billion USAF logistics contract

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L-3 Communications said that its Vertex Aerospace division was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide full contractor logistics support (CLS) for the KC-10 aircraft.

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The total approximate value of this indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is up to $1.9 billion over a nine-year performance period that begins with a July 2016 six-month phase-in.

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 (RNLAF) KDC-10 aircraft.

The contract includes all parts, materials and repairs to sustain the fleet; depot heavy maintenance; other depot and field activities; and overhaul of major components.

Key teammates include HAECO Americas Airframe Services, Cobham Mission Equipment, The Triumph Group and Hawker Pacific Aerospace.