AF awards $2 billion logistics contract

AF awards $2 billion logistics contract

By Susan M. Menke

GCN Staff

DEC. 18—The Air Force Security Assistance Center has given a $2 billion, five-year contract for the Parts and Repair Ordering System II to Lear Siegler Logistics International Inc. of Annapolis, Md.

PROS II provides cradle-to-grave logistics support for U.S. military aircraft that have been sold to friendly foreign governments, said officials of the center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. They described the center's role as a parts brokerage.

'We manage parts, repairs and engineering services' for nations such as Australia, Egypt, Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia that have bought U.S. military aircraft, said Tom Mann, director of center contracts. Some aircraft date as far back as the 1940s, he said.

The estimated $2 billion price tag, which is funded by the foreign governments, includes the parts and services they will order through PROS II.

'We take the [foreign government's] requirement and pass it on to PROS, and the contractor handles the vendors,' Mann said. The contract for PROS I, which went online in 1996, was held by Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego.

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