AAR Mobility Systems has been awarded a contract by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia, US, for the supply of critical assets.

The $90m indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is a sole-source award. It includes a two-year base period and an option to extend it by three years.

Under the contract, the company is responsible for the manufacture of specialised shipping and storage containers.

Production of the containers will take place in Cadillac.

Through this contract, the US Armed Forces and its allies can purchase quick deployment products from AAR directly.

AAR Mobility Systems Business Development vice-president Jeffery Jackson said: “We take pride in providing these critical assets to support the warfighter.

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“This contract will ensure that the US Armed Forces and its allies maintain their full spectrum dominance.”

Militaries across the globe have been using AAR’s product for more than 50 years.

The shipping / storage containers transport the mission-critical equipment used by troops securely.

The company is the sole manufacturer of the ISU Container. It is built as per the US Department of Defense’s standards for air transportation of equipment and supplies.

Available in 40 different configurations, the containers can be customised for mission requirement offering deployment capabilities, including land transport, sealift, or airlift.

AAR Mobility Systems is also a supplier of rapid deployment equipment, including mobile tactical shelters and pallets.

DLA Troop Support is a major subordinate command that is responsible for five supply chains that provide food and feeding equipment, clothing and textile items, construction and equipment materiel, medical materiel and pharmaceuticals, as well as industrial hardware consumable repair parts.