The U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) has awarded DynCorp International (DI) a task order under the Contract Field Teams (CFT) contract to provide aviation support to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment – Airborne (SOAR-A) at Fort Campbell, Ky.
“DI has meaningful and extensive experience with this contract and we are honored to once again support the 106th SOAR-A,” said Jim Myles, group vice president, Aviation, DynCorp International. “We look forward to utilizing decades of experience with USASOAC and supporting their mission requirements.”
From its inception in the early 80s until 2010, DI provided the 160th with outstanding aviation services. The task order was awarded, briefly, to another firm, and last week, the U.S. Army notified DI that the work will return to DI.
DI team members will provide field and sustainment level maintenance on aircraft, aircraft subsystems and aviation support systems and logistics. The competitively-awarded task order, under the CFT indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”) contract, has an eight month base period with two, one-year options and a total value of $54.5 million if all options are exercised.
More than 300 DI employees will be based at Fort Campbell for this work, where DynCorp International already supports two other contracts – aircraft maintenance and support for the 101st Airborne Division and base operations services for the U.S. Army Directorate of Logistics.
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Airborne (SOAR-A)
Known as the “Night Stalkers” the 160th SOAR-A is the Army’s premier night fighting aviation force and its only special operations aviation force. The regiment helped pioneer the Army’s night flight techniques and develop night flight equipment.
Contract Field Teams (CFT)
The Contract Field Teams (CFT) Program accomplishes depot, intermediate and organizational level inspection, maintenance, modification and repair at operational Government locations worldwide. The program supports Air Force requirements at each of the Air Logistics Centers (ALCs), Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force Reserves (AFRES) and Air National Guard (ANG). CFT contracts are also used to support requirements generated by the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other Federal agencies. The CFT program provides a rapid deployment capability to field necessary skilled technicians on site anywhere in the free world to support the Government’s war readiness and posture planning needs. Quantity of the services required is determined at the time the requirement is generated and will be cited on each order. Team requirements have been for as little as one to as many as a thousand technicians.