PAE has won a contract from the U.S. State Department‘s bureau for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs to provide administrative, maintenance, technical, logistics, procurement and training support to the Colombian National Police Aviation Program
According to a company statement, the contract has one base and four options years, with an estimated potential value of $149 million and is meant to aid the country’s counternarcotics efforts.
Mike Dignam, PAE’s CEO, said that the company has supported the State department’s international narcotics and law enforcement affairs mission for seven years and are honored to expand their relationship to include aviation support.
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PAE is tasked to support the police aviation program operations in Tulua, Bogota and other mobile bases.
The main counter-narcotics efforts conducted by the Colombian National Police are airmobile operations, aerial escort, troop transport, intelligence and logistics as well as serving anti-terrorism, humanitarian, public order and anti-kidnapping missions.