The US Air Force has awarded L-3 Communications’ Systems Field Support division a contract to provide trainer maintenance and precision measurement as well as equipment laboratory support.

Under the contract, L-3 will support Air Education and Training Command’s 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, US, with maintenance and operations support of aircraft trainers.

The company will also support ground instructional training aircraft, civil engineering trainers, munitions storage areas, aerospace ground equipment and associated support equipment.

The contract has an initial value of $8.6m and a total value of $53m with options over approximately five years.

L-3 Systems Field Support is an aerospace and defence support services contractor specialising in the delivery of integrated contractor logistics support for aircraft, ground vehicles and other defence systems.