San Antonio Defense Contractor Wins Aircraft Contract


San Antonio defense contractor may add defense jobs for aircraft contract

The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded two contracts worth a combined $39 million to M7 Aerospace LP in San Antonio, Texas, for work on two different aircraft, reports the San Antonio Business Journal.

According to the news source, the first contract, which is worth $27.5 million, is for support of the C-23 Sherpa cargo aircraft, which is reportedly used to ship supplies to various bases. Work under this contract will reportedly be performed at San Antonio International Airport.

The second contract, for $11.8 million, calls for M7 to support the Army's fleet of C-26 Metroliner aircraft. The contractor will reportedly function as a repair station for the fleet, with work also being performed in San Antonio.

The Business Journal reports the contracts are being managed by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and the work is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

Such contracts could pave the way for M7 to add new defense jobs, which would likely require professionals who have obtained security clearance by undertaking the necessary steps under NISPOM.