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US DoD spends $400 million on contracted helicopter services in Afghanistan

4th November 2011 - 16:06 GMT | by Tony Skinner


The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded $417 million in task orders for contractor-provided helicopter services in Afghanistan, providing insight into its reliance on private companies for logistical support.

The DoD announced the awarding of ‘option year modifications’ to six companies on 3 November for passenger and cargo air transportation services across the central Asian country through to October 2012.

The six companies were AAR Airlift Group ($99.36 million); Canadian Commercial Corporation/Canadian Helicopters ($65.87 million); Columbia Helicopters ($54.67 million); Construction Helicopters ($29.25 million); Evergreen Helicopters ($22.79 million); and Vertical Aviation Ltd ($145.84 million),

According to the original March 2010

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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