The US Navy has awarded a $133.5m contract to Sikorsky Aircraft, an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, to provide logistic services for three different types of naval aircraft.

Under the contract the company will provide inspection and repair services for the periodical maintenance of T-44, T-6 and T-34 aircraft.

The T-44A aircraft is a twin-engine, pressurised, fixed-wing monoplane used to provide advanced maritime flight training for the chief of naval air training in Texas.

The T-6 Texan is a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train fighter pilots, while the T-34 Mentor is also a propeller-driven single-engined military trainer aircraft.

Work will be carried out in Florida and Texas and is expected to be complete by September 2010.

The contract has been awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland.