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Orbital ATK Wins $11 Million Maintenance Support Contract for Iraqi Air Force

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 9, 2016
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Iraqi Cessna AC-208B Fires Hellfire missile
Iraqi Cessna AC-208B Fires Hellfire missile. Photo: Orbital ATK

[Avionics Today 08-09-2016] Orbital ATK has won an $11 million contract for the continuation of Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) for the Iraqi Air Force’s Armed Caravan program. The contract stipulates funding to provide sustained CLS services including all maintenance and support training for the modified aircraft fleet currently used by the Iraqi Air Force in their security mission. The contract will also include spare parts, component repair, publication updates, maintenance training and logistics. Additional options, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $118 million and extend the period of performance through 2020.

Orbital ATK has been supporting the Iraqi Air Force since 2007 when the first missionized Cessna 208 aircraft was delivered out of the company’s Fort Worth Special Mission Aircraft facility. Over the years, Orbital ATK has supplied three armed aircraft (AC-208B), three reconnaissance aircraft (RC-208B), and five trainer aircraft (TC-208B) in support of the U.S. government contracts for rebuilding the Iraqi Air Force.

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