(KHAAMA PRESS): The Department of Defense (Pentagon) awarded a new contract in support of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters of the Afghan Air Force. The Defense Department said in a statement it awarded a contract worth $54,931,995 to Science and Engineering Services LLC. The statement further added the company will perform the maintenance work on Afghan Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in Kandahar. Furthermore, the Defense Department said the company will perform the work until 31st of December 2020. This comes as Efforts are underway to bolster the capabilities of the Afghan Air Force. The NATO-led Train, Advise, Assist Mission officials had earlier said that the alliance would step up efforts to triple the size of the Afghan Air Force by 2023.