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Gulfstream fleet undergoes engineering and logistics support
Gulfstream Aerospace received two separate DoD contracts in late January 2021 for support of the US C-20 and C-37A/B aircraft fleets.
In a $612 million deal from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center announced on 28 January, Gulfstream will undertake fleetwide engineering services support until 31 January 2031.
Under a separate 12-month contract extension worth $83.83 million (also from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center), Gulfstream will execute task orders for contractor logistics support of C-37 aircraft (pictured) operated by the USAF, US Army, USCG, USMC and USN. Work will be completed by 31 January 2022, as well as C-20s operated by DoD branches apart from the USAF.
Both contracts will be executed at five US locations, as well as Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy and Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
The C-20 is a military version of the Gulfstream III/IV business jet, while the C-37A is based on the Gulfstream V and the C-37B is derived from the Gulfstream 550.
The C-37 fleet is expanding. In January 2020, Gulfstream was awarded a $127.4 million contract with funding from FY2020 defence appropriations bill to supply two additional aircraft.
Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021, Shephard Defence Insight reports.
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