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DoD increases contracted helicopter services in Afghanistan

5th November 2012 - 15:00 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London

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The US Department of Defense (DoD) has renewed 12-month contract options with six companies for helicopter services in Afghanistan, at a significantly greater cost than the previous year.

On 2 November, the Pentagon announced it was spending $602.3 million on task orders for contractor-provided helicopter airlift in Afghanistan, which includes both passenger and cargo air transportation services.

In the previous 12 months, the DoD awarded $417 million to the same six companies, under a contracting mechanism first launched in October 2010.

Three of the contractors only saw a slight increase in the value of the task order: Canadian Commercial Corporation/Canadian

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