FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has contracted DynCorp International to provide rotary and fixed-wing aircraft services in Iraq.
U.S. company DynCorp was awarded the task order as part of the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Worldwide Personal Protective Services contract vehicle. If all options are exercised the contract could be worth $915 million.
As part of the task order DynCorp will provide aviation services in Iraq including protective security services for U.S. diplomatic personnel among other requirements.
"This award is a tremendously important opportunity for DynCorp International to support the safety and security of U.S. diplomatic personnel serving in Iraq," William Ballhaus, DynCorp International chief executive officer, said in a statement.
"It's an honor to contribute to our government's efforts to promote peace and stability in Iraq, for us as a company and for every person who serves with us."