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General Dynamics awarded new contract in support of Afghan Air Force

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The General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a new modified contract in support of the Afghan Air Force, Pentagon said Friday.

According to a statement released by Pentagon “General Dynamics – OTS Inc., Williston, Vermont, was awarded a $149,163,995 modification (P00094) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Kenya, Jordan, Nigeria and Qatar) contract W31P4Q-14-C-0154 for the procurement of various quantities of M151, M274, M257, M278, M156, M264, M278, and WTU-1/B, rockets, warheads, motors and, or, associated components.”

The statement further added “Work will be performed in Williston, Vermont; and Hampton, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2021.”

This comes as efforts are underway by the Afghan government and the international allies of Afghanistan to boost the capabilities of the Afghan national defense and security forces, specifically the Afghan Air Force.

The coalition forces officials in Afghanistan had earlier said that the size of the Afghan Air Force will be tripled over the next five years with the addition of new equipment and aircraft.