September 23, 2018

New contract worth $1.8 billion awarded in support of Afghan Air Force

By Khaama Press - Wed Sep 05 2018, 1:52 pm

https://www.khaama.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Afghan-Air-Force-C-130.jpgThe Pentagon has awarded a new contract worth $1.8 billion to Sierra Nevada Corporation in support of the Afghan Air Force.

“Sierra Nevada Corp., Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a ceiling $1,808,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for potential procurement, sustainment, modifications, ferry, and related equipment for the A-29,” Pentagon said in a statement.

The statement further added “Work will be performed at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia; and Kabul, Kandahar, and Mazari Sharif Air Bases, Afghanistan. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2024.  This contract involves foreign military sales to Afghanistan.”

This comes as efforts are underway by the Afghan government and the international allies of Afghanistan to boost the capabilities of the Afghan national defense and security forces, specifically the Afghan Air Force.

The coalition forces officials in Afghanistan had earlier said that the size of the Afghan Air Force will be tripled over the next five years with the addition of new equipment and aircraft.

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