Naval Air System Command’s (NAVAIR’s) Commander, Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC) awarded a 10-year, $6.1 billion, enterprise contract vehicle to 42 small business industry partners on April 14, enabling U.S. Navy, government customers and international partners to procure aircraft maintenance services and sustainment support quicker.

 The Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines (KRACEn) is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multi-award contract (MAC) that provides maintenance services and support for single satellite sites, small aircraft quantities, personnel to augment government maintenance teams, and overhaul capabilities for aircraft components and subsystems.  The scope of work, which is set aside for small-businesses, includes modification kit build and installations, recovery of downed aircraft, repair and overhaul of aircraft and components, repair and overhaul of engines, and augmentation labor supplement for maintenance where contractor custody of the aircraft is not required at both ashore and afloat sites.