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 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 has been awarded a one-year, $250 million Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) maintenance and operations support.
The Boeing Company has received a $45 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade avionics software on the B-1 long-range heavy bomber.
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 a $1.1 billion contract for C-17 Globemaster III total systems support from the U.S. Defense Department.
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 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 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.