Defense Contracts Awarded to Texas Firms


Texas firms may look to add defense jobs after receiving new contracts

L-3 Communications' Link Simulation and Training Division, which is based in Arlington, Texas, was recently awarded a contract for more than $20.5 million to support Pakistan air force pilot training, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

According to the news source, the contract will consist of two F-16 Block 52 aircrew training devices, as well as 21 months of logistical support. The work on the new defense contract will reportedly be performed in Arlington, Texas, with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base serving as the contracting activity.

In addition to the L-3 contract, Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas, recently received a $38 million modification to a previous deal, specifying that the largest defense contractor in the world provide additional common aircraft sustainment spares, the news source reported.

The work will be performed in a number of locations around the world, including Fort Worth, Baltimore, Orlando and the UK.

Such contracts often spur companies to fill new intelligence and defense jobs with workers who have obtained security clearance. Typically, such qualifications require a person to pass a lifestyle polygraph and take a number of other important steps, in order to receive access to top secret information.