Boeing Wins $254 Million To Carry Out Fatigue Test On Older USAF F-15 Fighters

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Boeing Wins $254 Million To Carry Out Fatigue Test On Older USAF F-15 Fighters
USAF F-15C fires AIM-7 Sparrow-2 (Image: Wikipedia)

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. The testing section addresses tasks to be performed by the contractor for efforts associated with continuation of the FTA7 (F-15C) and the FTE10 (F-15E) full-scale fatigue tests to assess the ramifications of flying F-15 aircraft beyond the original design service life, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday.

The repair section addresses tasks to be performed by Boeing for efforts associated with repairing the test articles either during testing, or following post-cycling inspections to return the test article to cycling.

The limited teardown and failure analysis section addresses tasks to be performed by Boeing for efforts associated with the partial disassembly, inspection, and fractographic analysis of selected parts experiencing cracking during the course of the testing.

Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2021.

This contract includes a one-year base with four one-year ordering periods.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

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