AAR Selected to Provide Lightweight Mobile Hybrid Shelters and Accessories for U.S. Department of Defense and Federal Civilian Agencies
May 17, 2016
Industry leader to supply lightweight shelters and containers for military and humanitarian missions
CADILLAC, Michigan, May 17, 2016 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) has been selected by DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles Supply Chain to provide lightweight mobile hybrid shelters and accessories to be used by the U.S. Department of Defense and federal civilian agencies. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with AAR’s Mobility Systems business unit includes a one-year base period and three one-year renewal options, with a maximum contract ceiling of $200 million over the four-year term.
These shelters are critical to U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard missions, as well as federal civilian agencies. The products will be manufactured by AAR Mobility Systems at its Cadillac, Mich., facility.
“We are pleased to announce this contract that allows our troops to get the mission-essential products they need for battlefield and humanitarian aid operations,” said Mark Platko, general manager, AAR Mobility Systems. “Shelters available on this contract offer exceptional weatherproof workspace that is three times the enclosed workspace due to the expandable wing walls made of lightweight rugged military canvas.”
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.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people 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 and Composite Manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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