$7M for E-9 Support to Keep Boaters Safe During Missile Launches
King Aerospace in Panama City, FL is being awarded a $7 million firm fixed price contract modification to provide for Full Contractor Logistics Support for the E-9 aircraft, Exercise of Option V (FY06) 1 October 2005 thru 30 September 2006. Work will be performed at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL and will be complete by September 2006. The Headquarters Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, OK issued the contract (F34601-01-C-0053/P00069).
The E-9A twin turbo prop aircraft, based on the Bombardier Q-series Dash-8 commuter transport, is used in the weapons evaluation program primarily as a surveillance platform to ensure the Gulf Coast waters are clear of civilian boaters and aircraft during live missile launches and other hazardous military activities. Two E-9A aircraft operating from Tyndall AFB are used for TM and UHF relay and surface clearance in support of Air Force Development Test Center (AFDTC) operations at Eglin AFB, FL. King Aerospace has a long and successful history of association with this pogram.