[Avionics Today 02-27-2015] CPI Aerostructures has won a $49 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide structural modification kits for the T-38C Pacer Classic III (PC III) aircraft structural modification program. The T-38C is a twin engine, two seat, supersonic jet trainer used by Air Education Training Command (AETC) for specialized undergraduate pilot training.
As per the terms of the contract, CPI Aero will provide structural modifications kits as part of a modification program designed to enhance operational capability while improving flight safety, reliability and maintainability. CPI Aero will also provide the necessary integration of kits, program management, logistics, discrepancy reporting/resolution, and sub-contract management. The period of the modification program that CPI will support commences immediately and will span five years, with an anticipated delivery period of six years, ending in February 2021.
"This new military contract comes on the heels of our $53.5 million F-16 Wing components contract announced just three months ago,” said Douglas McCrosson, president and chief executive officer of CPI Aero. “Our recent F-16 contract and this new T-38 contract are the two largest military programs received directly from the U.S. government in more than a decade and in the aggregate add over a $100 million to our total backlog."