A business unit ofÂ L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has wonÂ a nine-year, $1.9 billion contract to provide contractor logistics support for Boeing-built (NYSE: BA)Â KC/KDC-10Â in-air refueling aircraft flown by the U.S. Air Force.
The Defense Department said Wednesday L-3’s Vertex Aerospace business willÂ operate and maintain base supply, perform aircraft maintenance and manageÂ service bulletins and time compliance technical orders.
The Air Force received four offers for the contract.
L-3 relaunched the “Vertex Aerospace” name for itsÂ aerospace sustainment and support business that offersÂ aviation services to military and government customers, ExecutiveBiz reported May 10.
DoD added the contract includes foreign military sales to the Netherlands, which involves KDC-10 supportÂ includingÂ remote aerial refueling operator system, Â labor, materials, tools, equipment, parts and transportation work, among others.
Work will occurÂ at Travis Air Force Base in California, McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey and at facilities in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Netherlands through June 30, 2025, Â DoD noted.
TheÂ Air Force Life Cycle Management Center obligatedÂ $4 million at the time of the award fromÂ fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds.
KC-10Â tanker and cargo aircraft work to perform aerial refueling missions, carryÂ fighter support personnel and equipment and transport litter and ambulatory patients for aeromedical evacuations.