The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded the second phase of a performance-based contract to Boeing, worth $223 million, that reduces combat logistics support costs while enhancing warfighter readiness.
Under terms of the contract, Boeing will provide support for 11 different aircraft, according to the company’s press release.
The 11 different aircraft include F/A-18 Super Hornet; AH-64 Apache; AV-8B Harrier; B-52 Stratofortress; C-17 Globemaster III and associated ground support equipment. The Work is said to be administered from St. Louis.
The contract is the second of two awards under a five-year agreement signed in September 2014. The total contract value is $516 million. DLA has a follow-on option for an additional five years.
"Warfighters executing their missions rely on their systems being ready when they need them,” said Julie Praiss Boeing vice president of Tactical Aircraft & Weapons Support.
“In addition, our customers have said they need greater value in their logistics support. Providing improved performance at lower cost is what Boeing is all about".
This long-term partnership resulted from a 2012 DLA industry challenge to reduce costs by 20 percent and improve overall supply performance. Boeing and the DLA continue collaborating on new ways to streamline processes, enhance performance and improve affordability.
The US Air Force on Wednesday awarded a $383 million contract for more launch services to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin bringing the total value of the contract to $4.08 billion
The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that it had selected Boeing 747-8 to replace the Boeing 747-200 aircraft that serves as Air Force One for the US president. Pentagon has neither specified the number of aircrafts nor when the aircraft will enter service
Boeing has delivered the first simulators for ground-based F-22 Raptor aircraft with an immersive, 360-degree visual environment. The delivery of Advanced Visual System has improved the realism of ground-based F-22 Raptor training center
Boeing and the US Air Force successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker test program on 28 December. As part of a contract awarded in 2011 to design and develop the Air Forces next-generation tanker aircraft, Boeing is building four test aircraft – two 767-2Cs and two KC-46A Tankers
Boeing has signed a multi-year contract with Bharat Forge of India to supply titanium forgings for wing components for the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX. Bharat Forge will begin supplying pre-machined forgings from its facilities in Pune and Baramati to Boeing in the first quarter of 2016
Boeing has won a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U
Russia Seeks Customers for 6 Upgraded, Former Indian Air Force Su-30 Fighters
Ukraine Gets 3 More Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Combat Drones
Turkey's Domestic Long Range Radar to be Ready Soon
US Develops Alloy 50% Stronger than Steel for Bunker-Buster Bombs, Aircraft &
Bangladesh to Buy Fighter Jets, Apache Gunships & Missile Systems from US
New GJ-11 Stealth Combat Drone with Flying Wing Design takes part in...
India's Tejas Mk2 in Final Trials
USAF Develops "Thor" Electromagnetic Weapon to Hammer Enemy Drones
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...