Erickson’s new US naval support contract

Erickson SA330J Puma. (Erickson)

Erickson has won a multiple award contract as subcontractor to Metson Marine Services which provides ocean transportation, vessel operations, and ocean environmental services.

$23 million contract

In June, Metson was awarded a nearly $23 million contract for the procurement of operational and logistic services required to support various at-sea tests for the US Naval Undersea Warfare Centre Division. Work will be performed all over the world and is expected to be complete by June 2025.

Erickson’s scope will be focused on providing fixed and rotary wing services to include torpedo recovery, range clearing and special test aircraft.

Airbus Helicopters H225 Super Puma

Last year Erickson announced its acquisition of an Airbus Helicopters H225 Super Puma to its existing fleet off SA330J Pumas. Purchased on the used market, it has been configured for Erickson’s mission profile, specifically in support of US Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

In September 2018, the DoD awarded Erickson a three-year contract to provide dedicated rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft to the US Pacific Command (USPACOM) which is defined as, but not limited to, continental Asia, Philippine islands, and countries supporting operations in the Philippines.

Kevin Cochie, VP & GM, Erickson Defense and National Security, said “Our combination of experience supporting these operations, and ability to utilize the B214ST Helicopter, a platform where we are Bell’s product support provider, enables us to offer exceptional value and performance to US Government customers”.

by David Oliver