Orbital ATK wins $11mn contract to continue support of Iraqi C-208 Caravan fleet

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Orbital ATK wins $11mn contract to continue support of Iraqi C-208 Caravan fleet
Alliant Techsystems, now part of Orbital Atk, has been awarded a $11mn contract to continue contractor logistic support for the Iraqi Air Force’s Cessna 208B Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Caravan and the Cessna 208B Armed Caravan fleet, the US DoD announced yesterday through its website.
Orbital ATK wins 11mn contract to continue support of Iraqi C 208 Caravan fleet 640 001 An Iraqi Air Force AC-208 Combat Caravan aircrew launches a Hellfire missile Nov. 8, 2010, at a target on the Aziziyah Training Range, south of Baghdad
(Credit: US Air Force/Sgt. Brandon Bolick)
"Work will be performed at Balad, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 1, 2017. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity," the US DoD said.

The Iraqi Air Force actually operates a fleet of five AC-208 Combat Caravan attack aircraft - one reportedly aircraft crashed in March 2016 - and three RC-208B ISR aircraft.

The AC-208 Combat Caravan is a day/night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft available with precision counterinsurgency, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities (ISR). It is easily convertible from “Clean Wing” ISR to armed operation with Hellfire Missiles. The Combat Caravan has four hard points for AGM-114 Hellfire anti-surface missile. It also has sensor pod and sensor operator’s station behind pilot, carries 10 passengers in utility role. The Combat Caravan is also equipped with L-3 Wescam MX-15D electro-optical/infrared sensor.