The contract for maintenance of aircraft, aircraft engines and related ground support equipment covers specialized research and support aircraft -- from motor gliders and modified commercial aircraft to former military high-performance and one-of-a-kind research aircraft.
Services include organizational, intermediate and limited depot-level aircraft maintenance; modification of aircraft and flight-line operations support.
L-3 Vertex said the contract, which includes a one-month phase-in period, takes effect July 1. It is a cost-plus-award-fee contract with a base period of 22 months, two one-year options and one 14-month option.
The contract's total value if all options were exercised would be about $77.1 million.
In addition to aircraft at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility -- both of which are in California -- the contract covers Dryden aircraft deployed to other locations, the company said.