Cherokee Federal joins effort supporting Navy

BY STAFF REPORTS
06/20/2020 04:00 PM
TULSA – Cherokee Federal Red Wing, a Cherokee Nation Businesses company, has been selected to join the first multibillion-dollar contract awarded by the U.S. Navy’s Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers.

COMFRC’s 10-year, $6.1 billion contract was awarded among 42 small business industry partners, states a CNB press release. The Multiple Award Contract enables the U.S. Navy, government customers and international partners to procure aircraft maintenance services and sustainment support more quickly.

In fulfilling the Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines contract, commonly known as KRACEn, Cherokee Federal and partnering agencies will provide overhauling capabilities for aircraft components and subsystems, as well as maintenance and support personnel to service single satellite sites and small aircraft quantities, the release states.

“We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to continue supporting our nation’s military,” Chris Moody, Cherokee Federal executive general manager, said. “We look forward to partnering with COMFRC in its mission to provide these important services and products to the Navy and appreciate their ongoing commitment to small business.”

The contract includes modification kit build and installations, recovery of downed aircraft, repair and overhaul of aircraft and components, repair and overhaul of engines, and maintenance labor both ashore and afloat.

Cherokee Federal’s engineering and manufacturing service line has provided aerospace and defense services for commercial and government clients for more than 50 years, according to the release. It also states the businesses provide systems sustainment and integration, manufacturing, engineering, program management, and professional services to a diverse range of industries and government agencies.

Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, the U.S. Navy’s shore-based, off-aircraft and depot level aviation maintenance providers, produce quality airframes, engines, components, and support equipment and provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aviation assets to keep the Naval Aviation Enterprise's aircrafts ready at all times.

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