The U.S. Air Force has authorized the Commonwealth of Australia's provision of $234 million for The Boeing Company to complete production of the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite.
The Boeing Company has received two contracts totaling $217.1 million from the U.S. Defense Department for continued production of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits and small diameter bombs (SDB). The JDAM contract, worth $106.9 million, includes more than 4,000 tail kits for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The SDB contract, worth $110.2 million, includes more than 2,500 weapons and associated carriages for the Air Force.
The Boeing Company Integrated Defense Systems is being awarded $398 million (not-to-exceed ceiling) for a cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to continue development of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense program. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company has received a $3.7 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation to evaluate enhancements to communications security and replacements for data-storage media for the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. Boeing will continue to develop hardware and software for a proof-of-concept demonstration and to draft the program's requirements documentation.
ViaSat Incorporated has received a $28 million subcontract modification from the Boeing Company for the Family of Advanced Beyond-Line-of-Sight Terminals program. As part of the Boeing team, ViaSat is developing protected communication equipment that is designed to provide the U.S. government with secure strategic and tactical communications.
The Boeing Company has selected BAE Systems' electronics, intelligence and support division to provide the next-generational digital electronic warfare suite (DEWS) for future international versions of the F-15 multirole fighter aircraft. During the initial phases of the program, BAE Systems will produce DEWS test units and support Boeing's efforts to integrate the system into the F-15 weapon platform.
The Boeing Company has been awarded a U.S. Air Force extended user evaluation (EUE) contract valued at up to $30 million to continue testing the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL), a C-130H aircraft equipped with a high-energy chemical laser and a beam control system. The EUE will expand the envelope of the ATL and further demonstrate how this ultra-precision engagement capability can assist warfighters on the battlefield.
The Boeing Company and the U.S. Air Force are modifying a firm-fixed-price contract not to exceed $523.4 million. This contract action will provide total system support for the C-17 weapon system, including program management, sustaining logistics, material and equipment management, sustaining engineering, depot-level aircraft maintenance, engine management, long-term sustainment planning, Air Logistics Center partnering support, depot activation and support of Air Force and Foreign Military Sales operators of the C-17.
The Boeing Company has received a $15 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop advanced targeting capabilities for the B-52 Stratofortress. The software upgrades will include improvements for transmitting video and targeting information from the targeting pod to friendly forces and will reduce flight crew workload. These capabilities will enable better close air support for ground troops and prepare the most versatile aircraft in the U.S. inventory for future enhancements of the flight crew's situational awareness.
Raytheon Company and The Boeing Company have received a $125 million U.S. Army contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program. The contract funds a 27-month technology development program to develop and fire three prototype missiles with fully integrated tri-mode seekers. The Raytheon-Boeing JAGM team brings mature, advanced seeker and missile technologies to the program. The team also has decades of fixed-and rotary-wing integration expertise.
The Boeing Company has won three competitive proposals resulting in U.S. Army technology investment agreements with a combined value of more than $19 million. The agreements with the Army's aviation applied technology directorate cover applied research and development in support of the rotor durability Army technology objective (ATO) and the high performance rotary wing vehicle designs (HPRWVD) program.
The Boeing Company has been awarded a contract for the initial phase of upgrading the radar on Saudi Arabia's fleet of five E-3A airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. This is a foreign military sale that is not to exceed $42 million. The first phase includes a study to determine which parts are obsolete and no longer available then locate and test parts obtained from new sources for the modification.
The Boeing Company's engineering, operations and technology division is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will enable the Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research Program to conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter. The technology developments will provide for cost effective, survivable air vehicle platforms capable of accurate delivery of weapons and cargo worldwide.
The Boeing Company has been awarded a $278 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract to exercise an option for two P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft (MMA) air vehicles with mission systems in support of the system development and demonstration phase of the MMA. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company is modifying a cost-plus-award-fee contract with the U.S. Air Force for $16.7 million. This action will provide survivable communications for U.S. armed forces, the advanced beyond line-of-sight terminals must-update new platform requirements and the advanced EHF system interface. The Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, USAF, 653rd ELSG/PK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
McDonnell Douglas Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has received a $149.8 million, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of nine standoff land attack missile-expanded response (SLAM-ER) exercise missiles for the U.S. Navy. The missiles will be retrofitted and certified from SLAMs to SLAM-ERs. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company has been awarded a U.S. Army contract valued at approximately $36 million to continue developing a truck-mounted, high-energy laser weapon system. Boeing will complete the design of a rugged beam control system on a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck. Boeing then will build, test and evaluate the system. Boeing also will develop the system-engineering requirements for the high-energy laser technology demonstrator laser weapon system.