SAN MARCOS, Texas, Dec. 12 (UPI)
The U.S. military is continuing and expanding airlift services in Afghanistan by Berry Aviation Inc. under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
The contract, issued by U.S. Central Command, requires the Texas-based company to provide seven light fixed-wing aircraft and seven medium fixed-wing aircraft to support U.S. and NATO operations.
Personnel, equipment, tools, maintenance and supervision of aircraft operations are also to be provided by Berry Aviation for passenger and cargo transport within 48 hours of mission scheduling.
Berry Aviation said it will service more than 20 airfields in the country.
"After providing airlift support to the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan since 2010, we are pleased at the opportunity to expand our services there," said Sonny Berry, president and chief executive officer of Berry Aviation. "This contract award is a testament to the outstanding service of our personnel, who currently operate numerous aircraft for the Department of Defense around the world."
The contract has a maximum value of $120 million. Its period of performance was not disclosed.