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Elbit subsidiary to maintain Navy aircraft

April 11, 2011 at 10:58 AM
HAIFA, Israel, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy utility aircraft are to receive logistics and maintenance support from Elbit Systems of America's subsidiary, Texas-based M7 Aerospace.

The contract from the U.S. Naval Systems Command has a one-year base performance period with four one-year options. It's value is $15.6 million.

"We are pleased to be selected as a partner with the United States Navy on this important aircraft platform support contract," said Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America president and chief executive officer. "M7 has an extensive legacy in providing outstanding logistics support to the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and we look forward to demonstrating our expertise and professionalism to our U.S. Navy customer."

Elbit Systems of America is part of Israeli's Elbit Systems Ltd.

Under the terms of the contract, M7 will provide overall program management and contractor logistics support for seven RC/EC/C-26D and 12 UC-35C/D aircraft. This will include site phase-in at numerous global locations where the aircraft are based, base-site operations, flight operations material requirements, scheduled depot level maintenance, rental engines, unscheduled maintenance, and Original Equipment Manufacturer engineering and technical services, as well as technical publications.

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