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Textron to Provide Support Services for Afghan AF

Posted on Wednesday 8th February 2017 | Defence

Textron Systems Support Solutions has won a five-year follow-on contract from the US Air Force for Afghan Trainer Contractor Logistics Support (CLS). The first year, the contract is valued at $9.35 million, with an estimated potential five-year maximum of $50 million.

The Afghan Trainer CLS award will provide training and maintenance in support of US Air Force and Afghan Air Force Cessna C-208B Caravans that are being used for military transport and training. Textron Systems will transfer capabilities and offer maintenance training to the Afghan Air Force to allow them to work independently.

“Support Solutions began working with these Cessna C-208B Caravans last year as part of a bridge contact,” said Support Solutions vice president of Business Development, Mark Hitch. “This endeavor will ensure that Textron personnel are the sole providers of maintenance and training on our own aircraft. This work will further showcase the total Textron solution we can provide around the world.”

Work under the contract began on February 1 at Kabul Air Base and Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan.

 


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