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MSC extends AAR’s naval replenishment contract

6th October 2014 - 08:03 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AAR’s naval replenishment contract with the US Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) has been extended for one year, at a value of approximately $15 million. The original contract was awarded to AAR in 2011, for an estimated total value of $77 million.

AAR’s Airlift division performs vertical replenishment (VERTREP) services for US Naval vessels in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Under this agreement, AAR will support the 5th and 7th Fleets by providing ship-to-shore replenishment, deep offshore underway replenishment, search and rescue (SAR), passenger transport, and other airlift support as required. The contract includes the use of four helicopters, personnel, and operational and technical support services.

Randy J Martinez, president and CEO, AAR Airlift Group, said: ‘AAR is proud to be the premier commercial provider of deep offshore replenishment services. We have an excellent record of safety, reliability and responsiveness to the dynamic needs of this mission, which ensures US forces have the critical supplies they need at sea.’

Military Sealift Command is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the Navy and the US Department of Defense, operating approximately 110 ships daily around the globe. AAR has delivered VERTREP services to MSC since 2007.

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