There is a lot of activity happening at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma. They were recently awarded an $18.5 million contract that will pay for upgrades to the electronic systems of the T-1 Jayhawk training aircraft. The T-1 Jayhawk is used for many training exercises at the base. The Norman Transcript reported that “the DoD awarded the contract on Feb. 14 to Aerospace Systems Engineering and Support (ASES), a subsidiary of Field Aviation Company doing business as Field Aerospace of Oklahoma City. The $18,500,038 firm-fixed-price contract provides for the replacement of the avionics suite in the Air Force’s fleet of 178 T-1A aircraft.”

There are many opportunities for businesses and community members to work with Vance Air Force base, either as a contractor or an employee. They play an important role in our local economy and contribute to the ongoing growth of Enid. If you are in the aerospace industry or would like to be, contact Grow Enid to explore current opportunities.