Vertex Aerospace awarded $881M NAVAIR E-6B CLS contract
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Vertex Aerospace awarded $881M NAVAIR E-6B CLS contract

Task order to provide supply chain management for the E-6B Mercury Airborne Command Post.

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Vertex Aerospace LLC was recently awarded a $881,982,979 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) task order to provide supply chain management for the E-6B Mercury Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) and Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) mission.

The scope of the contract includes furnishing and delivering material required to support organizational and depot level maintenance and aircraft modifications and will take place at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland; Tinker AFB, Oklahoma; and Travis AFB, California.

"We're honored to have been selected to support the critical role our E-6B Mercury aircraft serve in our country's nuclear deterrent strategy," said Ed Boyington, Vertex Aerospace president and CEO. "The award of this CLS contract gives Vertex the opportunity to extend our innovative logistic services further throughout the Navy with the ultimate goal of increasing aircraft readiness."

Initial contract transitions began Dec. 1, 2020. Kelly Miller, Vertex's Aerospace Logistics senior vice president, says things are going smoothly due in part to Vertex's 20-plus year partnership with the U.S. Navy as well as the company's vast staffing experience.

"We have matured and streamlined our contract management process to align with our values," said Miller. "The Vertex team is committed to providing complete transparency and low risk levels for transition programs and we have perfected the workforce management piece to ensure continued mission success for our warfighters."

Contract performance began Feb. 1, 2021 and work is expected to be completed by 2027. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.