URS continues Fort Rucker helo training

Nov. 26, 2012 at 8:04 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Helicopter flight training for U.S. Army, Air Force and foreign military students will be continue to be provided by URS Corp. under a $165 million award.

The U.S. Army contract is for a one-year base period of performance with two one-year options.

The basic Rotary Wig Flight Training will be provided at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Ala.

"Since 1986, we have trained more than 20,000 student pilots at the U.S. Army Aviation Center for Excellence," said Randall A. Wotring, president of Federal Services for URS. "This important win allows URS to extend our proud legacy of being the premier trainer of military rotary wing aviators."

URS said that under the award it expects to provide training to more than 1,200 students at Fort Rucker every year.

URS, which has headquarters in California, is a provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies.

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