M7 Aerospace wins $176m contract to support US Army aircraft

22 December 2017 (Last Updated January 5th, 2018 07:04)

Elbit Systems of America’s subsidiary M7 Aerospace has secured a contract worth up to $176m to provide support services for the US Army's C-26 and UC-35 aircraft.

M7 Aerospace wins $176m contract to support US Army aircraft
C-26B Metroliner aircraft. Credit: US Air Force Photo by staff sergeant Shelley Gill.

Elbit Systems of America’s subsidiary M7 Aerospace has secured a contract worth up to $176m to provide support services for the US Army’s C-26 and UC-35 aircraft.

The lifecycle contractor support (LCCS) contract includes a full range of reliable sustainment and support solutions such as contractor logistics support (CLS) and engineering, repair and overhaul services.

The contract was awarded by DynCorp International.

Services provided by the LCCS include aircraft modifications, upgrades, and material management, as well as site and depot maintenance.

Elbit Systems of America president and CEO Raanan Horowitz said: “Our company is a trusted, proven supplier of sustainment and support solutions for many of our nation’s aircraft and land vehicles.

“The LCCS services to be provided under the contract include aircraft modifications, upgrades, and material management, as well as site and depot maintenance.”

“We bring a commitment to listen and work closely with our customers, and then deliver exceptional turnkey logistics solutions to support their missions.”

The contract has a one-year base period and five single-year option periods.

The US Army’s C-26 and UC-35 are classified as transport aircraft and provide direct fixed-wing support to commanders across the world.

Under a separate $46m contract, Elbit Systems will supply additional J-Music direct infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) self-protection systems for Nato’s Airbus A330 multinational multi-role tanker transport fleet (MMF) programme.

The company will equip Nato’s Airbus A330 tankers with the J-Music DIRCM systems along with infra-red-based passive airborne warning systems (PAWS IR).