The US Navy has awarded a $203 million worth contract to L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC for T-45 advanced jet trainer services.
The awarded contract is to “exercise an option for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance, logistics, and engineering support for Navy T-45 aircraft, aircraft systems, and related support equipment for flight and test and evaluation operations,” the Department of defense announced Monday.
The T-45 Goshawk is a tandem-seat training jet capable of aircraft carrier operations. It is a U.S. Navy version of the British Aerospace Hawk and is used by both the Navy and Marine Corps for pilot training. Variants of the aircraft have been in use since 1991.
Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas; NAS Meridian, Mississippi; NAS Pensacola, Florida; and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in September 2019.