Orbital ATK to provide ISR aircraft to Afghan Air Force

By James LaPorta  |  March 9, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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March 9 (UPI) -- Orbital ATK has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force for services in support of aircraft for the Afghanistan Air Force.

The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $86.4 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract.

The agreement between the U.S. Air Force and Orbital ATK will provide the Afghan Air Force with an AC-208 Eliminator, an armed intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.

The aircraft is equipped with AGM-114 HELLFIRE missile payloads.

Work on the contract will occur in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be complete by June 2019, the Pentagon said in a press release.

More than $42.3 million will be obligated to Orbital ATK from fiscal 2017 Afghan security forces funds.

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