DynCorp International Secures Navy Contract


DynCorp could add defense jobs due to new contract.

Defense contractor DynCorp International recently announced that it had secured a contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. The company will provide maintenance and logistic support at the Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Maryland, the Navy's test pilot school. DynCorp will work on test and evaluation aircraft.

According to The Associated Press, the contract will have a base year value of over $92 million and an option for four years. In the end, the deal could be worth up to $490 million.

DynCorp is no stranger to American military contracts, the news source reports. Though aircraft repair is its main objective, the company has recently won work as a security contractor in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations.

DynCorp officials said they were happy to continue a 38-year relationship with this branch of the U.S. Military.

"As one of the largest employers in southern Maryland, we have had a long standing presence in the area and are delighted to continue serving the U.S. Navy at one of our country's premier aviation sites," explained Catherine Gridley, vice president of the company's aviation business.

With this new contract, it is likely that DynCorp will require qualified individuals with security clearance for new defense jobs and intelligence jobs.