AAI receives PBL contract for US Navy’s EA-6B, E2C and C-2 aircraft


C-2A Greyhound aircraft

The US Navy has awarded a contract to AAI Logistics & Technical Services to deliver performance base logistics (PBL) support for the EA-6B Prowler, E-2C Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound aircraft.

Under the contract, AAI will provide logistical services for 110 hydraulic components that are used for the three aircraft.

The company will also provide services such as forecasting demand, scheduling repair activities with organic depots, and supplying material in support of repair activities, warehousing, inventory management and reporting.

AAI Logistics & Technical Services senior vice president and general manager Diane Giuliani said: "AAI Logistics & Technical Services' PBL programmes offer Department of Defense customers an opportunity to see immediate availability improvements for their legacy systems, with the affordability required in today's budgetary climate."

Northrop Grumman-built EA-6B Prowler is the US Navy's primary tactical jamming aircraft, which supports a range of missions such as armed reconnaissance, electronic warfare and jamming operations, as well as electronic surveillance.

"AI Logistics & Technical Services' PBL programmes offer Department of Defense customers an opportunity to see immediate availability improvements for their legacy systems."

The E-2C Hawkeye aircraft has been designed to provide all-weather airborne early-warning capabilities, as well as conduct missions such as strike command and control, in addition to surveillance guidance of search-and-rescue missions.

Designed to land on aircraft carriers, the C-2 Greyhound is a monoplane cargo, high-wing carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft that provides critical logistics support to carrier strike groups.

The recent $7m task order has a three-year base period of performance and two one-year options, while the US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) weapon systems support (WSS) will serve as the contracting activity.

Work under the contract will be carried out at the company's facility in Jacksonville, Florida, US.


Image: A C-2A aircraft on an aircraft carrier. Photo: courtesy of Northrop Grumman.

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