AAR Mobility Systems Awarded $2 Million Order to Support U.S. Air Force Security Forces’ Desert Defender Program

August 8, 2018
 

CADILLAC, Michigan, August 8, 2018 –AAR (NYSE: AIR) Mobility Systems has been awarded a $2 million order to provide customized TFI shelters to support the U.S. Air Force Security Forces’ Desert Defender program. AAR will provide 20-foot and 9-foot variants of its TFI shelters, which will be used for weapons repair and armories. The shelters will be manufactured in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

“Mobility Systems, along with our partners, are focused on providing world-class integrated solutions to support the U.S. Air Force’s Security Forces,” said Jeffery Jackson, Vice President, Business Development, AAR Mobility Systems. “These customized shelters, in addition to the ISU® 90 KCI Military Working Dog Kennel containers, continue to show our growth within the Desert Defender Program.”

AAR Mobility Systems’ TFI shelters are lightweight and readily air-transportable with movable corner blocks, roller plates and 463L compatible detachable detent rails, which eliminate the need for pallets and chains at the airfield. Their TFI shelters are designed to meet all key performance specifications of ASTM E-1925, ASTM E-1976, ISO 1496-1 and -2, ISO 1161-1990, and ISO 668-1995.

About AAR Mobility Systems

AAR Mobility Systems is a leading global supplier of rapid deployment equipment, including mobile tactical shelters, pallets and expeditionary containers that enhance the military’s ability to mobilize, deploy, maneuver and sustain forces. AAR Mobility also manufactures large lightweight structural assemblies and platforms that support mission essential functions. Products are supported through a network of service centers, field service teams and strategic partners. More information can be found at www.aarmobilitysystems.com.

 

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About AAR

AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company with operations in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include Parts Supply; OEM Solutions; Integrated Solutions; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include Mobility Systems operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

Media contact: Daniela Pietsch, Vice President Corporate Marketing & Communications, at editor@aarcorp.com or +1 630-227-5100. 

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