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$15.4M to Global Ground Support for USAF Deicing Equipment

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Man, It’s Cold Out Here(click to view larger) Global Ground Support in Olathe, KS received a $15.4 million contract to provide deicers and support equipment for U.S. Air Force aircraft. Under the contract, Global Ground Support will deliver 196 deicer vehicles, 49 production vehicles, and 2 preproduction units to the Air Force. 642nd CBSG/GBKBB at Robins Air Force Base manages the contract (FA8533-09-D-9002). Global Ground Support CEO Richard Smith was quoted in the Kansas City Business Journal as saying that the 196 deicers are mid-sized models that work for most Air Force aircraft. The other vehicles are much larger models used for deicing C-5 and C-17 aircraft, he said. The contract is for 1 base year and has 4 one-year options. It replaces a previous 10-year contract that expired in June. The company has supplied 420 deicers to the Air Force in the past 10 years, he said. DID has more on the Global Ground Support USAF deicers… The company’s larger deicers, known as the ER-2875, are specifically designed for larger aircraft like the C-5 and C-17. The 75-foot deicer allows the USAF to deice the C-5 and C-17 military aircraft – especially the tail sections that are up to […]

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