SABCA servicing Belgian Air Force F-16s
A Belgian company has received another U.S. government contract for depot-level maintenance of U.S. Air Force F-16s in Europe.
The award to Societe Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aeronautiques from the U.S. government, Ogden Air Logistics Center, is an indefinite-delivery contract for 2012-16.
The contract was given at the end of a yearlong re-competition procedure.
SABCA is an engineering and manufacturing company that has participated in licensed production programs of combat aircraft and military helicopters for the Air Force and others. It is a prime or subcontractor for upgrade programs on F-16s, A-10s, Alpha Jets, Mirage and other aircraft types.
SABCA began working with F-16s more than 30 years ago, assembling and delivering new F-16 A/Cs to different end-users. Since then, more than 1,150 F-16 A/Cs have been assembled, upgraded, inspected, repaired or repainted by the company.
The United States gave the company a seven-year indefinite-delivery contract for in-theater depot-level support to the Air Force Europe's F-16s in 2005.
The monetary value of the contract and other details weren't disclosed.
Source: BRUSSELS, United Press International - 28 November 2011 - Security Industry News - UPI Newsletter (www.upi.com)
Photo: Belgium Air Force F-16's (Photo by © xairforces.net 2011)