Cessna


Alliant wins $36m Iraqi Defense Deal

Alliant Techsystems Inc. has been awarded a $36,570,512 firm-fixed-price modification (P00045) to contract FA8106-16-C-0004 that exercises Option Year Three for contractor logistic support.

This contract provides the Iraqi Air Force’s Cessna 208 fleet and the 208/172 Trainer fleet with contractor logistic support.

Work will be performed in Iraq and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2019.

This contract involves 100 percent foreign military sales to Iraq and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

Alliant Techsystems in $28m Iraqi Defense Deal

Alliant Techsystems Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $28,778,721 firm-fixed-price modification (P00027) to a previously awarded contract (FA8106-16-C-0004) for the exercise of option year two for contractor logistic support for the Iraqi Air Force’s Cessna 208 fleet and the Cessna 208/172 trainer fleet.

Work will be performed in Iraq, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2018.

This contract is a sole-source acquisition.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

Orbital ATK to repair Iraqi Aircraft

By John Lee.

Aerospace and defense technologies company Orbital ATK has received a contract from the U.S. government to repair trainer aircraft for the Iraqi Air Force to continue their security mission.

The trainer aircraft include 12 Cessna 172 Skyhawks and five Cessna Caravans.

Cary Ralston, Vice President and General Manager of the Defense Electronic Systems Division of Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group, said:

Orbital ATK has a proven track record of supporting the Iraqi Air Force and we are honored to further aid them with this latest contract.

“The technical competence of our Contractor Logistics Support team and their dedication to our customers is demonstrated daily. They are eager to begin the aircraft repairs so there can be an increase in pilot training activities.”

Since 2007, Orbital ATK has supplied the Iraqi Air Force with three armed aircraft (AC-208B), three reconnaissance aircraft (RC-208B) and five trainer aircraft (TC-208B). The operational readiness of the aircraft since the initial fielding continues to be outstanding. Additionally, Orbital ATK has continuously provided in-country maintenance, logistics support and student training on the missionized Caravans.

(Source: Orbital ATK)

Alliant Wins More Iraqi Business

By John Lee.

Alliant Techsystems Inc. has been awarded a $16,946,770 firm-fixed-price modification (P00007) to previously awarded contract FA8106-16-C-0004.

The contractor will fully develop and implement a modification in Iraq to install five MX-15 HD systems and upgrade all Cessna 208 aircraft to HD video.

Work will be performed in Iraq, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 1, 2018.

Last week the company was awarded a $22-million contract to provide logistics support the Iraqi Air Force’s Cessna fleet.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

Alliant is Awarded $22m Contract Extension

Alliant Techsystems of Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $22,189,071 firm-fixed-price modification to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8106-16-C-0004 for contractor logistic support for the Iraqi Air Force’s Cessna 208 fleet.

Work will be performed at various locations in Iraq, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017.

This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Iraq.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

US Approves $65m Sale of Cessna Aircraft to Iraq

By John Lee.

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AC-208 aircraft and related equipment, training, and support.

The estimated cost is $65.3 million.

The Government of Iraq requests to purchase two (2) Cessna AC-208 aircraft that include: dual rail LAU-131 Hellfire launcher capability on each wing, AN/ALE-47 electronic countermeasure dispenser, AN/AAR-60 Missile Launch Warning System, AN/AAQ-35 ElectroOptical Infrared Imaging System, contractor aircraft modifications, spare parts, publication updates, aircraft ferry, and miscellaneous parts.

Iraq originally purchased three (3) AC-208 and three (3) C-208 aircraft in 2008. The Cessna aircraft are used to support Iraqi military operations against al-Qaeda affiliate and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces. The purchase of two (2) additional aircraft enables the Iraqi Air Force to continue its fight against ISIL. Iraq will have no difficulty absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces.

The principal contractor is Orbital ATK, Falls Church, VA.

(Source: DSCA)

Alliant Wins $11m Iraq Deal

By John Lee.

Alliant Techsystems Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $11,149,698.00 definitized contract action modification for a previously award contract to continue contractor logistic support for the Iraqi Air Force’s Cessna 208B Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Caravan and the Cessna 208B Armed Caravan fleet.

Work will be performed at Balad, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 1, 2017.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

US Approves $181m Aircraft Maintenance Deal

By John Lee.

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Iraq for AC-208 sustainment, logistics, and spares support.

The estimated cost is $181 million.

The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of a five-year sustainment package for its AC/RC-208 fleet that includes: operational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance; spare parts; component repair; publication updates; maintenance training; and logistics. Also included in this sale are Contract Logistics Services (CLS), training services, and Contract Engineering Services.

The purchase of this sustainment package will allow the Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) to continue to operate its fleet of eight C-208 light attack and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft beyond the June 2016 end of its existing CLS contract. Limited IqAF maintenance capability necessitates continued CLS. Ultimately, the goal is for the IqAF to become self-sufficient in the areas of aircraft maintenance and logistics training. Iraq will have no difficulty absorbing this support.

The principal contractors will be Orbital ATK in Falls Church, Virginia, and Flight Safety International in Flushing, New York.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

(Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency)