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L-3 receives $302 million C-12 contract

The $302 million deal covers reserve and trainer aircraft.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
L-3 receives $302 million C-12 contract
L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace has received a $302 million U.S. Navy contract for work on the C-12 Huron. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Timothy Ortez

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace has been awarded a $302.2 million firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery requirements U.S. Navy contract for logistics services in support of the C-12 Huron utility lift aircraft.

The contract includes post-production, full commercial-type aircraft maintenance, logistics support and materials for the Marine Corps Reserve C-12 and Navy TC-12B trainer aircraft.

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Work will be performed in Texas, Maryland, Bahrain, Cuba, Japan, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arizona, North Carolina, Virginia and California, with an estimated completion date of July 2021.

The contract was competitively bid and five offers were received.

The C-12 is a multi-mission aircraft that provides personnel and cargo transportation, range clearance, medical evacuation, courier flights and humanitarian rescue or assistance. It is the military version of the King Air 200 made by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.

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