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Amentum to Manage US Navy F-16 Viper Adversary Fleet Sustainment

Amentum has received an $818-million contract to manage the modernization and sustainment of US Navy F-16 Viper adversary fighter jets at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada.

The Viper is the aggressor version of the Fighting Falcon fourth-generation multi-role combat aircraft. It plays the enemy role or “red team” to train naval airmen in simulated warfare.

Under the agreement, the firm will provide fleet maintenance, technical, and logistics solutions.

Services will cover the navy’s F-16/A/B/C/D adversary variants to preserve their operability across the site and deployments to other detachments.

Work for the five-year contract will commence in August 2023 and includes a three-year additional option.

US Air Force F-16 in Afghanistan
A US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, 2018. Image: US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook

“Amentum has been an essential partner to the Navy at Fallon on F-16 Adversary flight operations for the Navy’s premier weapons schools like TOPGUN, as well as Navy Air Wing Training, and fleet support detachments across the US,” Amentum Critical Missions President Dr. Karl Spinnenweber said.

“Navy F-16 Vipers play a vital role as the aggressor in fighter combat training, and our work securing Viper modernization is key to the Navy and Marine Corps fighter squadron’s combat readiness.”

Continued Support

Throughout the contract period, Amentum will also provide corresponding support to future F-16 adversary units at other US Navy bases.

“Our F-16 Adversary CLS (Contractor Logistics Support) work combined with our similar support of the Navy and Marine Corp’s F-5 Adversary program positions Amentum as the premier partner to the Department of the Navy for their organic Adversary services across the fleet,” Amentum Sustainment, Analytics, and Aviation Solutions SVP Joe Kelly explained.

“Amentum is committed to the mission of the Navy’s top weapons schools to… defeat peer competitors.”

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