PAE last Friday was awarded a potential $1.3 billion contract by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for aircraft maintenance and logistics services, maintaining its incumbency on a program after DynCorp International [DI] was first selected by the agency last May as the awardee after the program was recompeted.

The award to DynCorp was protested by PAE and Vertex Aerospace, which also lost out on the recompete. The contract to DynCorp, before it was withdrawn, was worth $1.4 billion over 10 and a half years.

CBP said the award to PAE has a one-year base period, nine one-year options, and a three-month extension.

The award covers 211 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft used in various missions for interdiction, domain awareness, contingency operations, investigations and national taskings, CBP said. The aircraft, which are supported at 34 locations in the Western Hemisphere, include various sensors such as radar, electro-optical and infrared systems.

PAE’s contract doesn’t cover CBP’s fleet of P-3 surveillance aircraft and Predator unmanned aircraft systems. Services for these aircraft are provided under separate contracts.