CLEARWATER, Fla., 25 Jan. 2007.Smiths Aerospace, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has been awarded a five-year contract, with options up to an additional five years, worth a potential value of $52 million. The contract includes performance-based logistics (PBL) support for the Hercules integrated operation support (HIOS) program for C-130J/K aircraft operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF). The work is taking place at Smiths' facilities in Michigan, Florida, Ohio, New York, and Illinois in the U.S., and in Cheltenham and Gloucester in the U.K.
The contract has been awarded by Lockheed Martin and supports the Royal Air Force fleet of C-130 J/K aircraft through the year 2016. Smiths is responsible for managing the availability of all Smiths hardware manufactured both in the U.S. and the U.K. to support aircraft operated by the RAF.
Smiths has various PBLs world-wide supporting primarily military aircraft in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, and recently signed a PBL with Singapore Airlines to support the A380.