Orbital ATK to repair Iraqi trainer aircraft
Orbital ATK has won a contract from the US government to repair trainer aircraft for the Iraqi Air Force (IAF), the company announced on 29 June.
The aircraft includes 12 Cessna, 172 Skyhawks and five Cessna Caravans.
Orbital ATK has worked with the IAF for ten years, supplying a range of armed, reconnaissance and trainer aircraft. The company has also provided in-country maintenance, logistics support and student training on the IAF's missionised Caravan aircraft.
Cary Ralston, VP and general manager of the Defense Electronic Systems Division of Orbital ATK's Defense Systems Group, said: ‘Orbital ATK has a proven track record of supporting the IAF and we are honoured to further aid them with this latest contract.
‘The technical competence of our contractor logistics support team and their dedication to our customers is demonstrated daily. They are eager to begin the aircraft repairs so there can be an increase in pilot training activities.’
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