VSE Corporation has received a contract to support the US Air Force (USAF) Contract Field Teams (CFT) programme that has a maximum value of $11.4bn.

The programme has been designed to provide rapid deployment and long-term support services for the maintenance, repair, and modernisation of aircraft, vehicles, weapons systems, and other equipment in order to support the US Government’s war readiness needs.

The indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (ID / IQ) contract is one of seven full and open prime contracts awarded to support the CFT programme.

"The latest contract has a three-year base period and the potential for two, two-year option periods."

The company said that it will compete for task orders issued under this contract.

VSE president and CEO Maurice 'Mo' Gauthier said: “Building upon the excellent relationship earned under the prior CFT contract, we successfully competed against an impressive field of large companies for this important maintenance and modernisation work.

“Extending the service life of mission critical assets is what we do best, and the size and scope of this contract vehicle positions us to further support the revitalisation of our military’s resources.”

The latest contract has a three-year base period and the potential for two, two-year option periods.

CFT contracts are used to support requirements generated by the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and other Federal agencies, according to the company.

In order to win a CFT task order, the contractor must be able to demonstrate that it can assemble the necessary personnel and deploy them to the directed site within a short time frame.

All branches of the military and selected civilian agencies are eligible to use the USAF administered CFT programme.