DynCorp Receives $30.9M to Upgrade USAF VIP Transports
DynCorp International LLC in Fort Worth, TX received a $30.9 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for the Upgrade of 29 C-12R1 aircraft to the C-12V configuration.
The twin-propeller C-12R1 Beechcraft King Air VIP transports have been limited by their lack of protection against shoulder fired ground-air missiles, but that was not the focus of this upgrade.
DynCorp’s release noted that the company will provide avionics upgrades designed to meet Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) mandates. This modification, titled GATM VI, was awarded under the Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) contract, whereby DynCorp International currently provides C-12 and UC-35 maintenance services for the United States Army at 70 locations in the United States, Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East. DynCorp International has held the ten-year Army LCCS contract since August 2000.
Work on GATM VI will be performed in Greenville, SC, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2008. LCCS was a sole source contract initiated on Aug. 9, 2005 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL (DAAH23-00-C-0226).