Kellstrom Defense Receives Contract for E-8C From Northrop Grumman

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Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc. (“KDA”) will continue working with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) to support its prime contract with the United States Air Force (USAF) for Total System Support Responsibility (TSSR), providing operational support for the 16 E-8C Joint STARS aircraft at Robins Air Force Base, GA and locations around the globe. The contract will expire in 2022.

Under the contract, KDA will continue to provide specialized warehousing, repair management, purchasing and quality assurance, as well as other functional, infrastructure, and systems support services to Northrop Grumman and the USAF.

“Kellstrom Defense is proud to work with Northrop Grumman and the USAF for over six years and remains committed to ensuring that all mission-critical equipment is available to meet the needs of the warfighter,” commented Kellstrom Defense CEO Chris Celtruda. “Our Macon, Georgia-based team is fully engaged in the sustainment of the E-8 Joint STARS platform and will be focusing their experience and expertise to keep it flying into the future.”

About Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc.:

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc. (“KDA”) is a global provider for the sustainment of legacy defense aircraft through OEM sanctioned distribution, component MRO, and engineering and manufacturing solutions for the C-130, F-16, F-5/T-38, F-18, A-10, T-6, P-3, Boeing 707 defense derivative aircraft, and multiple rotary-wing platforms. With operations in Camarillo, California; Miramar, Florida; Macon, Georgia; Cambridge, United Kingdom; Windsor, Australia; and Singapore, the KDA team provides support to the United States military and over 60 partnering nations. KDA is committed to compliance, with hundreds of active export licenses and dedicated contract, export, and security personnel. The Kellstrom Defense Advantage is being the respected global leader for defense aircraft sustainment, deploying an experienced team and complete capabilities to solve customer challenges. Further information is available at: and

About Kellstrom Repair Services:

Kellstrom Repair Services, Inc. (“KRS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc. (“KDA”), specializes in providing Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (“MRO”) and sustainment solutions for legacy military aircraft and rotor wing platforms worldwide. KRS is a Honeywell and AMETEK Authorized Repair Station specializing in the repair and overhaul of Auxiliary Power Units, Engine Driven Compressors, and a full range of mechanical, electro-mechanical, instrument, pneumatic and fuel system components. KRS also specializes in the repair and overhaul of Accessory Class III components, Instrument Class I, II, III and IV avionics, and landing gear systems. KRS Repair Management leverages KRS in-house repair capabilities and a network of FAA & EASA authorized facilities to provide value-added MRO solutions for both OEMs and end-user customer. Further information is available at:

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Source: Kellstrom Defense


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