Breaking News: S&K Aerospace Awarded $4.2B U.S. Air Force PROS V Contract

Breaking News: S&K Aerospace Awarded $4.2B U.S. Air Force PROS V Contract

skt-inc_logo_horizontal_no-tagSt Ignatius, MT, November 2, 2016 – The U.S. Air Force has awarded S&K Aerospace, LLC a $4.2B contract for the Parts and Repair Ordering System (PROS) V Program.  The single award contract is the latest generation of the PROS Program and was won by S&K Aerospace under a full and open competition.  S&K Aerospace was competitively awarded the predecessor PROS IV contract in March 2012.  As the PROS prime contractor, S&K conducts procurement activities required to provide logistic requirements support to over 90 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. PROS provides allied customers the best value for part support for aging weapon systems and out-of-production/obsolete parts in support of their weapon systems.

In addition to S&K Aerospace, our PROS V Team includes Parts and Repair Technical Services, Inc. (P.A.R.T.S. Inc.) of Stockbridge, GA. P.A.R.T.S. Inc. is a privately-owned company headquartered in Stockbridge, GA with offices located in Warner Robins, GA. They specialize in providing material procurement, training, technical services, logistic support, and export services.

The Program is a tri-service (Air Force, Army, Navy) effort supporting FMS customers through procurement of spare parts/supplies and maintenance (repair) support for a wide range of hard to support items as well as providing a contracting vehicle for specialized technical services through task orders.  The PROS Program is the U.S. Air Force’s solution to providing FMS procurement and repair support long after the support of certain weapons systems is eliminated from the U.S. inventory.  “The success of the program relies on our ability to process a significant volume of customer requirements in a relatively short period of time to meet the requirements of the contract,” said Tim Horne, Director of PROS Programs.  “As well as managing a well-qualified and diverse vendor base to satisfy the wide-range of needs.”

The PROS V contract includes options which, if exercised, will result in a 15-year period of performance— a 5-year base period, 5-one year options, and a 5-year close-out period. Work will be primarily performed out of the S&K Aerospace facilities in Warner Robins, Georgia. The Air Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Dayton, Ohio, is the contracting and managing activity.

“The objectives of the PROS contracts are to provide timely support, competitive pricing, quality service and superior program management to the FMS customer,” noted Tom Acevedo, CEO of S&K Technologies, Inc.  “As a global leader in supply chain management, our goal is to provide complete defense platform sustainment for our FMS allies.”

The full range of S&Ks technical support for FMS customers includes supply and procurement service, warehousing, fleet management, maintenance planning, maintenance service, technical and engineering services, obsolescence management, air vehicle integrity, training, and financial/ program management support.

About S&K Technologies, Inc.

S&K Technologies, Inc. was formed in 1999 with a vision to become one of the preeminent professional services firms in the country and to provide opportunity and prosperity to the people of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT). Since inception, the S&K Technologies, Inc. enterprise has grown into a family of five subsidiary companies that support federal and commercial customers around the world. As a wholly-owned corporation of the CSKT of the Flathead Nation, S&K Technologies is part of an extensive economic development plan established by tribal leadership. Like all tribal businesses, our success has a direct and meaningful impact on our shareholders–the 7,000 plus members of the Tribes. S&K Aerospace, LLC is the largest subsidiary of S&K Technologies, Inc. and is headquartered on the Flathead Reservation in St. Ignatius, Montana, with multiple operating locations throughout the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Primary Media Contacts:

Name: Thomas R. Acevedo

Title: CEO, S&K Technologies, Inc.

Phone:  406-529-8705

Email: tacevedo@sktcorp.com

 

Name: Anthony Amadeo

Title: President, S&K Aerospace, LLC

Phone:  580-579-0037

Email: aamadeo@ska-llc.com

 

Backup Media Contact:

 

Name: Dermot O’Halloran

Title: Sr. VP, Corporate Development, SKT

Phone:  406-745-5720

Email: dohall@sktcorp.com

 

General Inquiries:

PROS@ska-llc.com

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