HII [HII] on Tuesday announced $1.9 billion in contract awards, including $1.3 billion in support of U.S. Africa Command in support of life-saving operations.

The USAFRICOM award was to HII’s Mission Technologies segment under the Personnel Recovery Services and Enterprises task order and has a one-year base period and six one-year options.

HII said it will “provide a large-scale, lifesaving network of medical, rotary, and fixed-wing solutions to support USAFRICOM’s Warfighter Recovery Network.” The company also said that in the past two years it has supported 91 casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) missions across the East Africa area of operations.

“This award recognizes our significant CASEVAC experience operating in Africa with our medical and platform providers, as well as our expertise in managing complex and dynamic systems in austere environments,” Gary Schwartz, president of HII’s Mission Technologies C5ISR business group, said in a statement.

Separately, HII said its Newport News Shipbuilding segment received a $567.6 million subcontract modification from General Dynamics’ [GD] Electric Boat division to provide long-lead time material and advanced construction activities for the Navy’s

Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. The modification was awarded on April 4 and covers the purchase of major components and commodity material and to begin advance construction on Build II of the program, which is submarines three through seven.

HII is already under contract for construct submarine modules for Build I, which is the first two submarines.