Defence contractor Amentum has secured a contract to support critical aviation training mission programme for US Navy aircrew at Fallon, Nevada.

Awarded by the US Naval Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), the firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable and indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is valued at approximately $99m.

The company has received the contract through its legacy company DynCorp International (DI), which was acquired by Amentum in 2020.

As part of the 18-month contract, the company will provide logistics support services for the US Navy’s various aircraft including EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft (EAA) and MH-60S Seahawk aircraft.

It also includes US Navy’s F/A-18C/D/E/F Hornet maritime aircraft, F-16A/B/C/D Fighting Falcon multi-role aircraft and E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft.

In addition, the company will provide selected, organisational, intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance to the US Navy’s aircraft.

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Amentum Aviation Business Unit president Joe Dunaway said: “We are ready to continue to support the important mission of aircrew training at Fallon, Nevada.

“We have held this critical programme supporting the Naval Aviation Warfighting and Development Centre since 2015.”

Work related to the contract is anticipated to conclude in September next year.

Home for the famous Navy Top Gun programme, NAWDC provides naval aviation training and tactics to the US Navy’s aircrew, squadrons and air wings.

The centre conducts flight trainings, direct operational and intelligence support training for the personnel along with other academic instructional classes and programmes.

The company supports NAWDC’s daily training efforts by providing maintenance and support services to the aircraft at Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada, US.