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Pentagon awards contract extension to support jet trainers

MADISON — A company in Madison has a $102.6 million, one-year extension to its Air Force contract for logistics support of the T-1A training jet.

A news release from the Pentagon yesterday says L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC will do the work in Madison for five bases in four states.

Those are Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, Vance Air Force Base, Okla., Randolph and Laughlin Air Force bases in Texas and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.

The T-1A is used for advanced pilot training.

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