Arinc wins GSA task orders for Air Force cargo aircraft

Twin wins could be worth more than $43 million

Arinc Engineering Services LLC has been awarded two acquisition support contracts for U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales programs.

Under a July 22 contract just announced, Arinc will provide program management, acquisition and system development support for the U.S. Military’s Joint Cargo Aircraft, the C-27J Spartan.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task order from the General Services Administration has a maximum value of $23 million over five years.

Arinc’s customer is the C-27J Program Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the contractor announced today.

The C-27J contract follows another FMS contract worth about $20 million, also awarded to Arinc in July, for acquisition management of the Air Force C-130J Super Hercules Transport.

Arinc is already supporting C-130J purchases for Norway, India, Iraq, and Israel under the FMS program.

Arinc’s work under both contracts will be performed primarily at Wright-Patterson AFB, with management from the company’s office in Dayton, Ohio.

In 2007, the U.S. government selected the C-27J as the Joint Cargo Aircraft, and management responsibility was formally transferred to the Air Force in a ceremony in Dayton on the same day Arinc received its contract awards, the company statement said.

Arinc Inc., of Annapolis, Md., a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, ranks No. 49 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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