S&K Logistics Services (SKLS) was selected as one of 14 awardees on a $1.9B contract to supply initial spare parts for the KC-46 aerial refueling fleet of the U.S. Air Force and international military customers. This multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is administered by the Department of the Air Force Mobility and Training Aircraft Directorate’s KC-46 Division.
The new KC-46 tanker provides worldwide, all-weather aerial refueling to receiver-capable U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft. The KC-46 platform is based on the commercial, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or equivalent, certified 767-2C aircraft modified to meet the unique KC-46 tanker requirements. The SKLS Team is challenged with outfitting worldwide KC-46 main operating base and Air Logistics Complex locations with initial spares for critical line replaceable units, ensuring complete mission responsiveness for these diverse end users.
“The SKLS Team was selected for award on a best-value basis,” said John Sims, SKLS President. “This is an outstanding opportunity to provide critical spares support for the next generation of aerial refueling aircraft and our customers for the next ten years. We are proud to continue our strategic partnership with a multitude of Original Equipment Manufacturers and suppliers to deliver this critical support to the U.S. Air Force and our foreign allies.”
The S&K Technologies, Inc. family of companies is owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) with headquarters in St. Ignatius, Montana. The corporation has 11 subsidiaries at operational sites nationwide and in Saudi Arabia. Contract awards like this provide meaningful economic dividends for the CSKT shareholder, supporting programs involving cultural perpetuation, language revitalization, services for elders, and other social investments.