BAE Systems has received a $31.6m order from the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for 119 portable combat helicopter refuelling systems. It is the 14th order in a production run that now totals 362 units, bringing the total contract value to date to $94.3m.
The Advanced Aviation Forward Area Refuelling Systems (AAFARS) are used by
BAE Systems says AAFARS is a modular, lightweight, portable combat refuelling system designed for rapid refuelling of forward-area military helicopters in support of deep strikes. The system has a 240-gallon-per-minute pump that can fuel four helicopters simultaneously at a rate of 55 gallons per minute each.
Deliveries under this order will begin in October 2007 and conclude in December 2008.