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01:32 PM, February 5, 2015

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.




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