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Leidos carries on with logistics support in Afghanistan

2nd March 2021 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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US company assists Afghan Air Force and Special Mission Wing.

Leidos has received a $34.11 million contract modification for continued contractor logistics support services for the Afghan Air Force and the Special Mission Wing (part of the Ministry of Interior). Work will be performed in Kabul, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of 31 May 2021.

The original $727.69 million contract was awarded to Leidos by US Army Contracting Command in August 2017.

The Special Mission Wing operates Mi-17 helicopters (pictured) and PC-12 turboprop aircraft. According to Shephard Defence Insight, about 40 Mi-17s remain in service in Afghanistan out of a total of 301 delivered. 

A total of 18 PC-12s are in service in Afghanistan, provided in 2015 for the Special Mission Wing via an FMS deal.

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