Angie Howell, a prodcut development lab assembler at GE Aviation in Vandalia, moves a compont used for electric generation aboard an F-18 Super Hornet in this 2012 file photo. CHRIS STEWART/STAFF

GE Aviation-Vandalia lands $56.6M defense contract

GE Aviation in Vandalia has landed another big defense contract, this one involving work for the U.S. Navy.

GE Aviation Systems at 740 E. National Road has been awarded a $56.6 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

This modification procures generator conversion retrofit kits, wiring harnesses and associated technical, financial and administrative data in support of the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft.

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Work will be performed at Vandalia and is expected to be completed in January 2022.

The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

Another defense contract with local connections: Science Applications International Corp., based Reston, Va., was awarded a $97.5 million modification to an earlier contract for management and technical support necessary for high performance computing services and other work.

Work will be performed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Miss.; and Lorton, Va., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 18, 2020.

SAIC also has offices in Beavercreek.

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