Cessna Wins $55 Million Afghanistan Trainer Aircraft Contract

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  • 03:03 AM, January 22, 2016
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Cessna Aircraft Co has been awarded a $55,268,755 contract for the Afghanistan Pilot Trainer Program.

The company will provide contractor support of 18 C-208 B aircraft and one C-208 aircrew training device, including maintenance and training.

Work will be performed at Kabul Air Base and Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2017. This contract is a foreign military sales to the country of Afghanistan.

This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 Afghanistan Security Forces funds in the amount of $18,251,442 are being obligated at the time of award. 

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