DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a sole-source, $18.6 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for maintenance of J85 turbojet engine.
The contract was awarded, on March 27, by the U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICC) assigned to 338th Specialized Contracting Squadron based at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Randolph in Texas. The period of performance runs from April 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.
General Electric J85 is a small single-shaft turbojet engine which powers the U.S. Air Force’s Northrop T-38 Talon two-seat, twinjet supersonic jet trainer.
The contract awarded to DynCorp provides for managing the full cycle of production by planning, scheduling, directing, and controlling all maintenance on jet engines and support equipment, as well as monitoring serviceable base stock levels and target serviceable requirements of each customer. Work will be performed at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, which is home to the nation’s largest and most experienced J85 workforce.
“DI is greatly pleased to continue as an important part of Air Force pilot production by maintaining and providing safe, reliable engines for the T-38 aircraft,” said Joe Ford, president of DynAviation.