Wyle to support US Army un/manned aircraft
Wyle will support a number of unmanned and manned platforms in the US Army’s aircraft fleet under a new $18.5 million contract. The three year award is a task order from the Reliability Information Analysis Center and supports the US Army's Project Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Project Manager, Fixed Wing.
Aircraft included in the contract include the Gray Eagle, Sky Warrior, Hunter, Shadow, Hawker Beechcraft, Cessna, Gulfstream, Viking Air, de Havilland and all small unmanned aircraft systems.
According to the company, due to high use in Afghanistan and Iraq, these aircraft systems are aging faster than originally expected, which is causing reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability and interoperability issues.
The contract will see Wyle support the development of reliability improvement processes and successful implementation of these processes to enhance readiness while reducing life-cycle costs for the two programmes. This engineering, analysis and testing work will be conducted for US Army project offices at Redstone Arsenal, and will include aircraft associated support and production systems as well as vulnerability studies.
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