US Air Force Transporter Erector
US Air Force Transporter Erector

HDT Global to Supply Transporter Erector Replacement Program (TERP) to US Air Force

HDT Global, Solon, Ohio, was awarded a $17,627,730 fixed-price incentive firm modification (P00070) to previously awarded contract FA8204-13-C-0010 for the Transporter Erector Replacement Program (TERP) production. This modification exercises Lot Four, Option Four and provides the government five TERP units. Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio; and Florence, Kentucky, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 24, 2023. Fiscal 2021 missiles procurement funds in the amount of $14,639,112 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

The U.S. Air Force’s existing transporter erector, which was fielded in 1988, is being replaced by the Air Force Global Strike Command with a modern and forward-looking system. The vehicle is used for transport, positioning and removal of the Minuteman III booster at launch facilities at Warren Air Force Base (AFB) in Wyoming, Malmstrom AFB in Montana and Minot AFB in North Dakota, Hill AFB in Utah, as well as Vandenberg AFB in California. Design and development of the first two transporter erectors for use in system qualification completed in November 2015, while delivery of all 26 vehicles

US Air Force Transporter Erector
Transporter erector attached to a payload transporter is raised April 3, 2019, at a launch facility near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The TE is used by missile maintainers to assist their maintenance on missile components. A transporter erector is used to downstage a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile rocket engine into silos. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chiyanna White)
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