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Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded $280M Contract to Provide Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft to U.S. Customs & Border Protection
SPARKS, Nev. (Sept 16, 2016) – United States Customs and Border Protection recently awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) a $280 million firm-fixed-price, contract to engineer and integrate 12 Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft.
“We are honored that Customs and Border Protection has again chosen SNC to supply the next-generation Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft. This aircraft has proven to be uniquely suited to meet the challenges of protecting the United States border,” said Tim Owings, corporate vice president of SNC’s Integrated Mission Systems (IMS) business area.
More than a Decade of Special Mission Heritage
The Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft is a fully-certified, highly-missionized version of the Textron Aviation/ Beechcraft King Air 350CER, providing integrated multi-role special mission services to Customs and Border Protection. Capable of carrying out a wide range of missions, this twin turboprop aircraft platform leverages more than 10 years of King Air modification special mission heritage for the U.S. Army, Customs and Border Protection and other customers. SNC has more than 700,000 hours of operational experience in similar aircraft and incorporates this extensive learning into the design.
This is SNC’s second Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft contract. Since 2009, SNC has provided 12 aircraft in support of Customs and Border Protection’s effort to replace aging twin engine C-12, PA-42, B-200 and C-404 patrol aircraft. SNC’s IMS team will continue to perform work covered by this contract from its facilities in Hagerstown, Maryland.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) provides customer-focused technology solutions in the areas of aerospace, aviation, electronics and systems integration. SNC has been honored as one of “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space,” and one of America’s fastest growing companies. SNC’s diverse technologies are used in applications including telemedicine, navigation and guidance systems, threat detection and security, commercial aviation, scientific research and infrastructure protection. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, SNC operates under the leadership of owners, CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, with a workforce of nearly 3,000 personnel in 34 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany and Turkey providing global support to customers.
For more information on SNC visit www.sncorp.com and follow us at Facebook.com/SierraNevCorp and Twitter @SierraNevCorp. Sierra Nevada Corporation and SNC are trademarks of Sierra Nevada Corporation.