The US Army Contracting Command has awarded Raytheon a $108 million contract to train the Afghanistan Air Force in aircraft maintenance.
Under the terms of the contract, Raytheon will develop a new training program that involves Simulation, Training and Instrumentation called “Afghanistan Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Training (AMT).” It will be will be directed by the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air.
"Our training is helping the Afghan military develop into a self-sustaining force," said Bob Williams, vice president of Global Training Solutions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.
Sierra Nevada Corp has won a $23.2 million modification contract to provide A-29 (or Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano) pilot and maintenance training for the Afghanistan Air Force at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia; and in Afghanistan
AAR Defense Systems & Logistics has won a $210 million contract for C-130H contractor logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force. This contract will provide the Afghanistan Air Force with full C-130H contractor logistics support to include maintenance and repair, as well as on the job training for local Afghan nationals, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
Russian Helicopters has accused Slovakian firm LOTN of illegally repairing Russian-origin Mi-17 helicopters belonging to the Afghan Air Force. “In connection with the publication of information about the overhaul of the second Afghan Air Force Mi-17V-5 helicopter by the Slovak company LOTN, the Russian Helicopters, represented by the developer (the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant) and the manufacturer (the Kazan Helicopter Plant), notifies about the illegitimacy of the work done," the company told
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