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Butler County firm wins $66M Navy aircraft contract

Pole/Zero Acquisition Inc., of West Chester Twp., has won a $66 million-plus contract to perform work for U.S. Navy aircraft as well as foreign militaries in Europe and South Korea.

The $66,673,285 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract provides for the procurement of antenna interface units and communication tray; technical data, spares, and repair work for Navy aircraft, the Department of Defense (DoD) said in an announcement.

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Work will be on the P-8A Poseidon and 11 full-rate production aircraft in support of the Navy and the governments of the United Kingdom, Norway, New Zealand and South Korea, the DoD said.

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Work will be performed in West Chester and is expected to be completed in September 2022.

Fiscal 2018 U.S. Navy procurement and foreign military sales funding in the amount of $16,498,704 will be obligated at the time of award, the Pentagon said.

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This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($33,404,335; 50 percent); and the governments of the United Kingdom ($9,538,692; 14 percent); Norway ($6,766,623; 10 percent); Royal Australian Air Force ($3,866,043; 6 percent); New Zealand ($5,365,506; 8 percent); and South Korea ($7,732,086; 12 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program, the government said.

Pole/Zero Corp. is based at 5558 Union Centre Drive. It focuses on communication equipment in commercial and military aircraft, ship and ground vehicles.

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