FY 2007 KC-10 Support Contract Extends to $306.5M
Last year, we covered a $196.2 million firm-fixed-price contract modification exercising FY 2006 options for KC-10 Extender and KDC-10 contractor logistics support. These aircraft are McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Series 30CF variants converted to the air tanker role: 59 KC-10s serve with the USAF, and 2 KDC-10s serve with the Royal Netherlands Air Force. They are the USAF’s least-aged and largest aerial tankers, and have an unusual ability within the fleet – they can take on fuel from other aerial tankers to fill themselves up, then send the others back to base.
This year, the award is a $306.5 million firm-fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract modification, exercising option VIII and option H for FY 2007. Work will be complete at the end of September 2007. The Headquarters Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, OK issued the contract (F34601-98-C-0125/P00214). DID has left an enquiry with the US military asking about this 34% cost jump, and the factors behind it.