AAR wins $153 million for Africa and Asia
Cargo transport from 21 locations in Afghanistan and four central African countries is to be carried out by Illinois-based logistics company AAR, under US government Department of Defense (DOD) support contracts worth up to $153 million.
In the central African states, AAR will provide fixed-wing cargo transport services, aerial delivery services, and logistics support for "allied forces," for seven months, and potentially up to 15 months more. In Afghanistan, AAR will support the US military's Combined Security Transition Command and the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan. AAR has been supporting US forces in Afghanistan since 2004. AAR uses CASA 212-200/300 to deliver cargo (see picture right of a CASA 212 delivering supplies to US troops in Afghanistan)."AAR is proud to continue supporting our national interests in Afghanistan under this new agreement," says the company's Airlift Group president and chief executive officer Randy Martinez. "The issuance of this contract to AAR reaffirms that we are the premier provider of airlift services in Afghanistan; no other carrier has more experience operating in this region than we do." AAR operates a fleet of more than 40 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to transport personnel, supplies, and mail for the US DOD in Afghanistan and the Western Pacific. AAR also provides, cargo systems and containers; mobility systems and shelters; inventory management; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and expeditionary airlift.
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