NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- C-12 aircraft operated by the U.S. Navy and Air Force will receive full life-cycle and maintenance support from a division of L-3 Communications.
The initial contracts to the company's Systems Field Support division for worldwide service are worth $32.9 million. The total value of the five-year deal, however, could have an estimated value of $300 million, L-3 said.
"L-3 Systems Field Support is thrilled that the Navy and Air Force have selected us to continue providing CLS for their fleets of C-12 aircraft," said Gordon Walsh, acting president of L-3 SFS. "We firmly believe that this award is a testament to the trust and confidence that we've earned through a decade of outstanding performance."
Navy and Air Force C-12s, which are turboprop aircraft, provide operational support for rapid, time-sensitive or high-priority movement of personnel and cargo, training pilots and testing assets where needed.
In 2010, L-3 SFS was awarded a five-year, $440 million contract for Life-Cycle Contractor Support of C-12, RC-12 and UC-35 aircraft operated by the U.S. Army, Army Reserves and Army National Guard.