AAR’s Mobility Systems division has been awarded a five-year, $11.9 million sole-source firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract from the US Army to produce three variants of Lightweight Multipurpose Shelters (LMS), the company announced on Thursday. These shelters will be manufactured at AAR Mobility Systems in Cadillac, Michigan.
“AAR Mobility Systems is proud to continue providing this critical capability to support the warfighter. This sole-source firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract will ensure that the US Army will be provided the best equipment possible to meet the challenges of today and for years to come,” said Lee Krantz, senior vice president, AAR Mobility Systems.
Under the contract, AAR Mobility Systems will provide the US Army with a direct method for procuring three variants of LMS shelters for requirements to support multi-domain warfare operations. The products will be designed to support Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) and other operations while being vehicle-mounted.
The US Army contract adds to AAR’s history of supporting federal agencies. In Jan. 2020, the company was awarded a contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support in Philadelphia, US, for the supply of critical assets.
Under the $90 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, the company will be responsible for the manufacture of specialized shipping and storage containers. Production of the containers will take place in Cadillac, Michigan.
Through this contract, the US Armed Forces and its allies can purchase quick deployment products from AAR directly.
“We take pride in providing these critical assets to support the warfighter… This contract will ensure that the US Armed Forces and its allies maintain their full spectrum dominance,” AAR Mobility Systems Business Development vice-president Jeffery Jackson said.
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.