Huntington Ingalls Industries lands $346M contract to assist U.S. Africa Command
Newport News shipbuilder will provide personnel recovery and casualty evacuation services
Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division won a contract with a potential value of $346 million to provide personnel recovery and casualty evacuation services for the Department of Defense’s U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) and partner nations, it announced Monday.
The One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services task order, issued by the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center under the General Services Administration, has a one-year base period with four one-year extension options. Under the contract, HII will provide aircraft and operational support services for USAFRICOM, including planning, management, maintenance, logistics and airlift/airdrop services and emergency medical care.
“We understand the importance of [personnel recovery and casualty evacuation services] particularly to the continuing U.S. strategic presence in Africa,” said Garry Schwartz, president of HII Technical Solutions’ Defense and Federal Solutions business group, in a statement. “As a retired Marine with firsthand experience in the Horn of Africa, I recognize the unique challenges of the region and what this service means to the commanders and soldiers on the ground.”
HII is the nation’s largest military shipbuilding company, employing more than 41,000 people worldwide. The company reported 2020 revenue of $9.36 billion. HII’s Technical Solutions division supports national security missions with unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, and nuclear and environmental services.