Jan. 12 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Gulfstream Aerospace a contract for two different twin-engine, turbofan aircraft used for transporting high-ranking government and Defense Department officials.
The terms of the agreement were announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, awarding Gulfstream Aerospace with a deal not-to-exceed more than $118.2 million.
The contract modifies a previous award under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract with a five-year option period in support of the C-37 and C-20 aircraft, which aims to provide uninterrupted contractor support and logistics for the aircraft.
The C-37 and C-20 are both twin-engine, turbofan aircraft, sporting engines made by BMW and Rolls Royce, and have the same 20-person passenger capacity. The C-20 cost around $37 million, while the C-37 comes in at about $36 million.
The aircraft will support the Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, according to the Pentagon.
Work on the contract will occur in the United States, as well as in Germany and Italy.
More than $38.4 million will be obligated to Gulfstream Aerospace at the time of award from combined fund accounts of the U.S. armed forces.