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Leonardo secures C-27J spares contract

13th June 2017 - 13:30 by The Shephard News Team

Leonardo secures C-27J spares contract

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has awarded an IDIQ contract with base year option worth $19.1 million to Leonardo for spare parts for its C-27J Spartan fleet.

If all four option years are exercised, the value of the contract could reach $58.8 million.

The contract covers spare and repairable parts, which will be used to establish an inventory to support aircraft at the HC-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and Air Station Sacramento, California.

The C-27J provides medium-range air surveillance for the USCG’s maritime patrol, drug and migrant interdiction, disaster response and search and rescue missions. Twelve aircraft have been accepted into the USCG fleet. The remaining two aircraft are undergoing work and are scheduled to complete the regeneration process by 2018.

Bart Philpott, deputy program manager for the C-27J acquisition at USCG, said: ‘With the award of this contract, the USCG is sending a five-year demand signal to the C-27J suppliers, greatly enabling their ability to forecast our spares requirements. The operational fleet will soon reap the benefits of this contract strategy and see aircraft availability rates improve.’

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