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AAR awarded medical support contract for U.S. Army

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By PRNewswire

Wood Dale-based AAR Corp. has been awarded a medical logistics contract for the U.S. Army Medical Material Center -- Southwest Asia, located at Camp As Sayliya, Qatar.

AAR's Defense Systems and Logistics business will provide inventory management support to the U.S. Central Command in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The one-year agreement includes two renewal options.

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The program marks the first time AAR's Defense Systems and Logistics business will manage inventories of medical supplies for a defense customer. To date, its programs have focused exclusively on parts and logistics in support of various aircraft platforms and ground equipment.

"We appreciate the confidence the U.S. Army has in AAR Defense Systems and Logistics to run this important program in support of the warfighter," said John Holmes, Aviation Services Group Vice President, Inventory, Management and Distribution. "We thank our personnel on the ground for being responsive and for maintaining great relationships with our customers."

AAR Defense Systems and Logistics provide comprehensive supply chain management services to the U.S. government and its allies. AAR is as ranked one of the Top 100 defense contractors in the world.

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