Boeing Defence Australia, a subsidiary of the Boeing Company, has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to provide engineering support services for the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) fleet of F/A-18A/B Hornets. The 30-month contract requires Boeing to deliver repair plans for faults discovered during aircraft maintenance.
The Boeing Company has been awarded a $324 million Foreign Military Sales contract from the Electronics Systems Command at Hanscomb Air Force Base, Massachusetts, to upgrade France's fleet of four E-3F Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft, and the fleet's ground system. The mid-life upgrade will provide the fleet with new mission computers and systems designed to enhance network-centric operations; increase mission execution capability, reliability and effectiveness; and reduce life-cycle costs.
The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation has awarded the Boeing Company a five-year in service support contract for Project Wedgetail valued at $600 million. Wedgetail is Australia's airborne early warning and control aircraft program based on the Boeing 737 aircraft. Under the contract, Boeing will provide acquisition, program management, integration and engineering services.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $22 million option to continue supporting the B-52 Stratofortress bomber fleet under the Engineering Sustainment Program (ESP) contract awarded in 2009. Under the $750 million, 10-year ESP contract, the company will continue performing the necessary maintenance and upkeep of the Air Force's B-52s.
Boeing has received a $23 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for Phase 2 of the B-1 Laptop Controlled Targeting Pod software upgrade. The upgrade will provide additional capability to the B-1 bomber's targeting system by allowing it to more accurately identify stationary and moving targets.
McDonnell Douglas Corporation, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has been awarded a $13.7 million delivery order for the procurement of two F/A-18C/D Mid-Life Upgrade 2 validation-verification kits for the Finnish Air Force under the Foreign Military Sales program.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Boeing Company an $84 million follow-on contract for additional upgrades to the B-1 bomber fleet's avionics software. The contract continues a software sustainment program that has continuously improved the aircraft's operational capabilities since it entered service in 1989.
The Boeing Company has received a $5.4 million contract for the initial effort required for integrating a new satellite communication system on the U.S. Air Force B-52 fleet. The Extremely High Frequency (EHF) system will enable the exchange of information through Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T), enabling communication with the B-52 from ground, air and space platforms.
The Boeing Company has received two separate contracts from the U.S. Air Force to support modernization of the service's fleet of 365 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The contracts have a total value of $4.2 million.