Military Embedded Systems

CH-53E RESET Program has awarded task order to Vertex Aerospace


September 01, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Vertex Aerospace photo.

MADISON, Miss. The Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Vertex Aerospace LLC a $111,409,733 Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew, and Related Services (CMMARS) task order for the RESET of the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53E Super Stallion fleet. The 5-year task order, with one base year and four option years, includes inspecting, rebuilding, and restoring the aircraft to a full mission capable status.

Vertex's Aerospace Defense Services (ADS) division has supported the CH-53E RESET program since April 2016 when it held a prime seat on the Regional Aviation Sustainment Manager - East contract.

In July 2018, an official task order for the RESET program was awarded to Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (IRTC) under the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) contract vehicle. Vertex has continued its support to the program as a sub-contractor for IRTC since the time of that award.

Since 2016, Vertex has delivered 23 RESET CH-53E aircraft, accounting for 16 percent of the current Super Stallion fleet, the company claims. According to the contracting program office, Vertex's RESET efforts have contributed to reducing completed RESET aircraft's average cost per flight hour by $5,900. 


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