The U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) Long Range Surveillance Product Line Div. awarded DynCorp International the Progressive Structural Inspection (PSI) and Depot Level Maintenance (DLM) contract for C-130H and C-130J long-range-surveillance (LRS) aircraft. The total value of the contract, which consists of one base year and four option years, is $51.4 million. The contract will be carried out at the Aviation Logistics Center at the U.S. Coast Guard Elizabeth City (N.C.) base.
The C-130H and C0130J LRS aircraft support such applications as search-and-rescue, law enforcement, logistics, and marine environmental protection. DynCorp International and its DynAviation group will perform nondestructive testing to determine the airworthiness of the LRS aircraft, ensuring compliance with Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) requirements. Both aircraft operate in potentially corrosive and destructive environments, requiring a comprehensive inspection every 48 months.
“We are pleased to be named a critical new partner with the Coast Guard’s ALC Depot Team at Elizabeth City,” said Joe Ford, president of DynAviation. “They are entrusting us with the C-130H/J depot operation of aircraft tasked with unbelievably tough missions in very challenging environments, and we are eager to demonstrate our commitment to getting that mission done—every day.”