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DoD modifies CHI Aviation contract for AFRICOM logistics

12th February 2020 - 15:50 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US DoD has awarded several US-based firms modified contracts for providing aviation support and logistics to Africa Command (AFRICOM) according to a 6 February statement.

The department granted a contract modification for an existing contract with Construction Helicopters (CHI Aviation) worth $168,964,521 for a continued supply of services to AFRICOM rotary and fixed-wing aircraft which include aircraft used in casualty evacuation, personnel recovery, air drop as well as passenger and cargo transport.

This includes S-61N, CH-47D, Hughes 369, C212-200, King Air B200 and Nextant 400XT aircraft.

The contract with CHI Aviation will also support US partners including Germany and Italy and will run from 2 February until 1 February 2021.

Overall, the modification brings the total value of the contract to more than $703m.

This follows on from earlier contract modifications made in January 2020 on behalf of AFRICOM with Berry Aviation receiving an additional $157m and Erickson Helicopters also receiving an extra $93m for rotary wing services. Both contracts will provide logistical support until February 2021.

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