The Boeing Company and the Australian government demonstrated the ability to simultaneously command and control three robot aircraft from an airborne command platform. The demonstration featured three ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) controlled from a Royal Australian Air Force Wedgetail 737 airborne early warning and control aircraft. Operating 120 miles from the Wedgetail, the ScanEagles were assigned tasks such as area search, reconnaissance, point surveillance and targeting. The aircraft demonstrated extended sensing; persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and the transmission of real-time video imagery of ground targets.
The U.S. Air Force is awarding a not-to-exceed $30 million contract to Engineering, Operations and Technology-Boeing Research and Technology to provide support for the Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engines (VAATE) program.
The U.S. Air Force is modifying a fixed-price incentive contract to Boeing Satellite Systems Incorporated for an estimated $8 million. This action will provide sustaining engineering for Post-Initial Operational Capability of the Wideband Satellite System for Wideband Global Satellite-25.
The Boeing Company has received a task order from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to deploy video cameras in the Detroit and Buffalo Border Patrol Sectors along the continental United States' northern border. The approximately $20 million Northern Border Project Task Order will provide the Border Patrol with increased surveillance capabilities to provide added security along the St. Clair and Upper Niagara rivers and to help prevent illegal entry of persons and materials into the United States.
The Boeing Company has received a $28.3 million contract for two virtual mission training system retrofit kits that will integrate low-cost, realistic radar training into the U.S. Navy's T-45 Training System for undergraduate military flight officers.
The Boeing Company's Integrated Defense Systems' Training Systems and Services business unit will manage the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation's Omnibus Contract II (STOC II), which the company has been awarded.
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.