AAR, US Army Renew Medical Logistics Deal in Mideast
AAR announced that its contract to support the U.S. Army Medical Material Center in Southwest Asia, located at Camp As Sayliyah in Qatar, has been extended for a second year.
Under the renewed contract, AAR will continue to provide inventory management for medical supplies used by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
The initial program award, announced in January 2013, marked the first time AAR managed inventories of medical supplies for a defense customer. Previously, the Company’s supply-chain contracts focused exclusively on inventory and logistics for various aircraft platforms, engines and ground equipment.
“This is an important program that provides critical support for those who serve in the armed forces and put themselves in harm’s way. We greatly appreciate the confidence the U.S. Army has shown in us by renewing this program,” said John Holmes, AAR’s Aviation Services Group Vice President - Aviation Supply Chain.
AAR provides comprehensive supply-chain management services to the U.S. government and its allies and is ranked as one of the 100 largest defense contractors in the world.
Through its Aviation Supply Chain businesses, AAR offers a suite of products and services ranging from new and aftermarket airframe and engine parts to complete end-to-end logistics programs involving inventory and repair management. AAR gives commercial and defense customers unmatched access to the aftermarket, maximizing service levels while minimizing total costs.
AAR also maintains one of the industry’s most extensive inventories of airframe and engine parts and components and is one of the largest providers of power-by-the-hour component support. Capitalizing on its international network of distribution and repair centers and its cutting-edge tracking technology, AAR expedites delivery of products and services and customizes solutions for airline, MRO and OEM customers around the world.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Technology Products. AAR’s services include inventory management and parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and expeditionary airlift. AAR’s products include cargo systems and containers; mobility systems and shelters; advanced aerostructures; and command and control systems.