DRG, an Oklahoma City-based defense contractor, has been selected for a five-year, $50 million contract with the U.S. Air Force through a partnership with Boeing.
Under the deal, the company will provide training and support for air combat command fighters at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, as well as training instruction at various Air Force bases throughout the U.S.
DRG will hire at least an additional 45 employees, bringing the company's workforce to nearly 600. The transition started Thursday and the contract begins March 1. The high-paying jobs require pilot and training experience, and officials said hiring information will be posted soon on the company's website, www.drgok.com.
“This ACC fighter contract will serve as a platform for the continuation of our rapid growth in the industry and it provides DRG the opportunity to continue supporting our nation's service members,” said Clay Stanley, who will oversee the project for DRG. “It is a key strategic win for DRG and it validates the dedication and hard work that our team put into the effort.”
In 2011, DRG secured over $250 million in contract work. The latest award brings the contract totals to over $300 million in the last year.