DynCorp International has secured its second task order from the US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division to provide services for T-34, T-44 and T-6 aircraft.

The new task order on the Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services (CMMARS) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is a follow-on to the earlier one held by the company in October 2014 to provide maintenance support for T-34, T-44 and T-6 training aircraft.

Set to begin in April this year, the contract has a one-year base period and six option periods. It has a total value of $1.7bn if all options are exercised, including the extension of service.

The contract is expected to conclude in September 2026.

DynAviation president Joe Ford said: “The 34/44/6 is the cornerstone of naval flight training. We are thrilled to be able to continue our service to the US Navy on this critical programme.

“We look forward to a continued strong relationship with our customer.”

Under the latest task order, team members of DynCorp will provide organisational, intermediate, depot-level maintenance, and logistics services for T-34, T-44 and T-6 aircraft.

The US Navy and Marine Corps use these light turboprop planes for basic flight training.

The aircraft features a simple design that allows pilots to learn the fundamentals prior to advancing to sophisticated aircraft.

DynCorp will also provide support services, including labour, facilities, equipment, tools, related support equipment, and direct and indirect material.

Naval air stations across the US, including in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Whiting Field, Florida, will perform the work related to the order.

In January 2015, the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a task order to DynCorp for the provision of aircraft maintenance and logistics support for aircraft allocated to the NAVAIR Warfare Center in Fallon, Nevada, US.