L-3 Wins $1B C-17 Training Service Contract
In November 2010, L-3 Communications in Arlington, TX won a $976.7 million service contract for the C-17 Globemaster III heavy aerial transport fleet’s aircraft training system. Work will include instruction, contractor logistics support, and ensuring that the aircrew and maintenance training systems keep up with fleet aircraft modifications.
This new contract combines previously-seperate C-17 aircrew training and maintenance training system contracts. L-3′s Link Simulation & Training has confirmed that it will handle this contract, whose base ordering period will be 5 years, with funds will be allocated as needed. A government option could add 2 more years, making it a larger, 7-year contract. The ASC/WISK at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH manages this contract (FA8621-11-D-6261).