Fort Rucker contract awarded

Written by The Southeat Sun. Posted in News

L-3 Army Fleet Support awarded Fort Rucker contract

Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 7:19 am

L-3 Communications announced it has been awarded a  contract valued at $1.98 billion, with a one-year base period and four one-year options,  from the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Redstone on behalf of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command.

The contract is for rotary-wing aircraft maintenance and logistics support at Fort Rucker. The announcement was issued in a press release.

Under this contract, L-3 will provide maintenance, logistics and other related support for more than 600 helicopters used by the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and the U.S. Air Force Air Education Training Command.

“We are proud that L-3 has been selected as the Fort Rucker aircraft maintenance contractor,” said John McNellis, president of L-3 Integrated Systems Group. “We have worked closely with our government partners, as well as with our dedicated Army Fleet Support workforce, to continually deliver excellent, best-value performance in support of our military aviators and their training mission. This award is a very important one for our business, especially in this current environment, and we remain focused on our commitment to operational readiness and the high-quality services that we have provided the Army and Air Force at Fort Rucker since 2003.”

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs about 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms.

Army Fleet Support has held the contract for maintenance and logistics support at Fort Rucker since October 2003. After Lockheed Martin withdrew its proposal on  Monday the U.S. Army also considered URS Corporation and DS2 as candidates for the prestigious contract.

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Re-printed from: The Southeast Sun, Enterprise, AL