aerospace and defense contractor AAR announced Monday that the Military Sealift Command (MSC) has
exercised a second one-year renewal option for the company's airlift
division to ferry critical supplies to U.S. Navy ships in the Western
Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Arabian Gulf.
MSC is the leading provider of ocean transportation for
the Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense, operating approximately
110 ships daily around the globe. Under the agreement, AAR will
support MSC's vertical replenishment program, delivering supplies to
support combatant ships at sea.
The contract renewal is valued
at approximately $15 million, and includes the use of four
helicopters, personnel, and operational and technical support
The original contract, awarded to AAR in 2011,
included a one-year initial base period, three one-year options and
an additional 11-month option for an estimated total value of $77
AAR provides expeditionary airlift services in
support of contingency operations worldwide. The company currently
operates a fleet of more than 50 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft
to transport personnel, supplies, and mail for the U.S. Department of
Defense in Afghanistan and the Western Pacific.