The Garsite/Progress Company has received $377.5 million worth contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide the US armed forces with ground-based jet refueling equipment.
“Garsite/Progress [of] Kansas City, Kansas, has been awarded a maximum $377.5 million… contract for jet refuelers,” the Department of Defense press release stated on Wednesday. “This is a five-year contract with no option periods”.
Work on the contract will be carried out in Kansas with a performance completion date of March 10, 2022 for the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies, the Defense Department added.
The US State Department has approved a possible sale of KC-46A aerial refueling aircraft and related equipment, training, and support for $1.9 billion to Japan
Bell-Boeing is being awarded $58 million contract for non-recurring engineering and logistics services in support of the development and integration of the V-22 aerial refueling system for the MV-22. Work is expected to be completed in June 2019, US department of defense said in a statement Thursday
The US Navy is planning to develop a new unmanned drone to be used solely for a refueling purpose, Defense One reported. The new drone will be produced by the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program with refueling as its primary role, and will have an initial limited strike capability, but more could be added in coming years, Defense One noted
Boeing subsidiary Tapestry Solutions has received a United States Army contract to track and manage civilian contractors who move Army equipment and supplies throughout Kuwait, the Trans-Arabian Network and Iraq. Tapestry Solutions will provide In-Transit Visibility (ITV) for ground transportation logistics in the US Central Commands (CENTCOM) area of operations
US Air Force has started special training protocols to improve Pentagon employees' way of communicating their case when dealing with foreign weapons buyers and also to understand exactly their requirements. The move was taken in the wake of increasingly time-consuming and unsatisfying negotiations between foreign weapons buyers and US weapons sellers, and the Pentagon
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