L3 delivers first USAF KC-10 CLS aircraft

New York City-based L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) has announced on-time delivery of the first KC-10 aircraft under the US Air Force´s (USAF) contractor logistics support (CLS) contract, the company said.

L3´s Vertex Aerospace division received the aircraft in January 2017 and, in collaboration with subcontractor and primary depot provider HAECO/TIMCO of Greensboro, North Carolina, completed a heavy maintenance check, known as a C-check, in under six months.

Under the current contract, L3 provides Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS), Field Service Representative (FSR), and depot maintenance support for 59 USAF KC-10 aircraft, as well as COMBS and FSR support for the Aerial Refueling System for two Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 aircraft. L3 provides all support for the program, including labor, materials, tools, equipment, parts and transportation.

While the most recent USAF KC-10 CLS contract was awarded in 2016, Vertex Aerospace also provided logistics support for the KC-10 fleet from 1993 through 1998.

Madison, Mississippi-based L3 Vertex Aerospace is an aerospace and defense support services contractor specializing in the delivery of integrated contractor logistics support for aircraft, ground vehicles and other defense systems.

L3 Technologies is a provider of a broad range of communication, electronic, and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. The company is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and reported 2016 sales of USD 10.5bn.