Boeing has been awarded a $2.8 billion contract for the acquisition of low-rate initial production (LRIP) of KC-46 tanker aircraft Lots 1 and 2 for the US Air Force.
As authorized by the KC-46 Milestone C acquisition decision memorandum dated Aug. 12, 2016, this contract modification obligates funding for pre-priced options for seven Lot 1 LRIP aircraft, two Lot 1 LRIP spare engines, and five Lot 1 LRIP wing refueling pod kits, US department of defense said in a statement Friday.
It further obligates funding for pre-priced options for 12 Lot 2 LRIP aircraft, two Lot 2 LRIP spare engines, and five Lot 2 LRIP wing refueling pod kits. Work is expected to be complete by Aug. 24, 2018.
"The KC-46 tanker will provide the Air Force unprecedented refueling capabilities, operational flexibility and combat readiness," Boeing Defense, Space and Security President Leanne Caret said in the release on Thursday.
The US State Department has approved sale of guided munitions to several NATO countries worth $231 million. The order includes 2,040 joint direct attack munition guidance kits of various iterations, as well as computer control groups, joint programmable fuzes and bomb fin assembly and airfoil groups
Boeing and Northrop Grumman are going to compete for the US Air Force next-generation nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program, known as the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). As reported by Sputnik, both the US firms are planning to submit a proposal for the GBSD sooner
Boeing is being awarded $254 million for repair of aircraft flight control surfaces in support of the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircrafts. Work is expected to be completed by December 2019, US DoD said in a statement Tuesday
Boeing will likely push delivery of the US Air Forces first KC-46 air-to-air refueling tanker to early 2018 from this year, as various problems have emerged during flight tests. In May, KC-46 program manager Mike Gibbons said the first tanker would fly around October 2017 and soon after would be delivered to the Air Force
A new Boeing aerial refueling tanker KC-46A Pegasus is undergoing series of avionics tests in Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF) to demonstrate that it meets Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements. The company wants the tanker aircraft to meet DOD electromagnetic environmental effects requirements for systems
Boeing has been awarded a $254 million contract for the purchase of F-15 C/E full-scale fatigue test services. This effort is split into the following services sections: testing, repairs, and limited teardown and analysis of the FTA7 and FTE10 aircraft test articles
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