Vertex Aerospace has secured a position on the US Naval Air Systems Command’s Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services (CMMARS) programme to provide logistics and maintenance services for aircraft.
The company received a contract that will allow it to compete for future Department of Defense aviation logistics task orders over the next five years.
The $12.6bn CMMARS contract includes the provision of contractor logistics and maintenance services for Navy and Air Force rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned aircraft vehicles, and various weapon systems.
The services will be delivered to support worldwide operations for the Navy and other DOD and US government agencies.
Vertex Aerospace Defense Services senior vice-president and general manager Richard Caputo said: “This award provides Vertex Aerospace the opportunity to display our full arsenal of capabilities, which includes aircraft maintenance, logistics, and integration sustainment services.
“We have served the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps for over 20 years and are honoured to continue providing high-quality, mission-critical services in support of our warfighters.”
The contract awardees will perform the majority of work afloat and ashore within the US.
The contract work will be administered by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division.
Vertex is specialised in rotary and fixed wing aircraft maintenance and logistical solutions for government and private sector customers.
Last week, Adams Communication & Engineering Technology (ACET) was selected for the CMMARS multiple award contract (MAC) to provide services in support of the US Navy.
Maintenance work under the CMMARS contract will ensure the readiness of aircraft used by the forces.
In January, the Navy chose 19 companies for a potential contract under the CMMARS programme.
The contract includes a base period of five years and an optional five-year extension.