Boeing wins $11.9 billion contract for USAF B-52 upgrade from US DOD
12:00 AM, October 2, 2010
The Boeing Co. was awarded a sole-source $11,900,000,000 contract over an eight-year period. The contract provides for the acquisition and sustainment activities needed to support B-52 weapon system modernization. At this time, no funds have been obligated. ASC/WWVK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base is the contracting activity. Individual delivery orders will be issue through three contracting activities. . .
Boeing has upgraded Six US Air Forces B-52 bombers to allow the aircraft to carry GPS-guided or “smart” bombs in the weapons bay for the first time.
“The upgrades to the B-52 bombers internal weapons bay...
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