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    The Pentagon announced that L-3 Communications had been awarded almost a $2 billion US Air Force contract to guarantee the supply of airframes for the next generation of air refueling tankers.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — L-3 Communications, one of the ten largest US defense contractors, will also support the KDC-10 including the Remote Aerial Refueling Operator System for the Netherlands, the Defense Department pointed out.

    "L-3 Communications, Vertex Aerospace LLC (L-3) [in] Madison, Mississippi, has been awarded a $1,910,525,014 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for KC/KDC-10 airframe contractor logistics support," the announcement said on Wednesday.

    Work will be performed at Travis Air Force Base, California; McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; Greensboro, North Carolina; and the Netherlands, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2025, the announcement noted.

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