US Air Force has awarded $750 million contract to Boeing for B-52 fleet support
12:00 AM, June 30, 2009
US Air Force is awarding contract to the Boeing for $750,000,000. This action is a follow-on to the B-52 fleet support contract and will provide recurring and non-recurring engineering services, including: drawing and technical data maintenance, systems engineering support, technical analyses, government furnished property maintenance, detailed design engineering system and subsystem integration, hardware and software support, technical order updates, flight safety analyses, reliability and maintainability analyses, ground and flight test support, engineering feasibility studies, material deficiency report analysis, field problem investigation, and in-flight emergency response. At this time, $9,605,869 has been obligated.
The B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber, is set to receive an upgrade that will significantly increase its weapons payload.
Boeing will develop and produce six of these upgrades by April 2016