by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Orbtal ATK has announced receipt of a U.S. government contract to repair trainer aircraft flown by the Iraqi Air Force.
The aircraft covered include 12 Cessna, 172 Skyhawks and five Cessna Caravans.
"Orbital ATK has a proven track record of supporting the Iraqi Air Force and we are honored to further aid them with this latest contract," Cary Ralston, vice president and general manager of the Defense Electronic Systems Division of Orbital ATK's Defense Systems Group, said in a press release. "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."
The terms of the contract and its monetary value were not disclosed.
Orbital ATK has supplied the Iraqi Air Force with three armed aircraft, the AC-208B, three reconnaissance aircraft, the RC-208B, and five trainer aircraft, the TC-208B, since 2007. In addition it has continuously provided in-country maintenance, logistics support and student training on the Cessna Caravans.
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Sikorsky has delivered its second S-92 helicopter to the South Korean Coast Guard to bolster the Guard's maritime patrol and search and rescue capabilities. The company announced on Tuesday that the new rotorcraft will join an S-92 that has been in service with South Korea's Coast Guard since 2014, where it has participated in several successful rescues at sea and emergency medical evac ... read more
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