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.
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 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 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.
The Boeing Company has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to provide a C-17 aircrew training system (ATS) to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The system will provide training to air mobility command and air force reserve command C-17 crew members.
The Boeing Company will design and develop the countermine system (CMS) for the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in a $153 million U.S. Navy contract. The CMS, part of the Navy's efforts to field a comprehensive assault breaching system, features a unique warhead that uses the combat-proven joint direct attack munition guidance set to accurately position the weapon above the mines.
The Boeing Company has received a $28.8 million sole-source U.S. Navy contract to upgrade the service's fleet of 16 E-6B airborne command, control and communications aircraft. The E-6B is a modified Boeing 707 that provides survivable, durable and reliable airborne command, control and communications in support of the president, the secretary of defense and the U.S. Strategic Command.
The Boeing Company has been awarded a $153.5 million U.S. Naval Research Laboratory contract to demonstrate high integrity global positioning system (GPS) technology concepts. The high integrity GPS effort combines satellite signals from the Iridium low earth orbit telecommunications system and GPS mid-earth orbit navigational satellites to enhance navigation availability, integrity, accuracy and jam-resistant capabilities for warfighters.
The Boeing Company has received a firm-fixed-price, $5.4 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce an updated shipboard network communications system for the USS Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer (DDG). The contract is part of the Navy's DDG modernization program in which new shipboard network communications technologies will be retrofitted in DDG 51-class destroyers during service overhauls.
A team led by Boeing Advanced Systems has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for the first phase of the Fast Access Spacecraft Testbed (FAST) program. Team members include DR Technologies, Northrop Grumman Astro Aerospace, Texas A&M University, Spectrolab Incorporated (a Boeing subsidiary) and key suppliers. DARPA's FAST is a multiphase effort to design and develop a ground test prototype of a new high power generation subsystem (HPGS) for spacecraft.
The Boeing Company is being awarded a $153,511,595 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for High Integrity Global Positioning System (GPS) Technology Concept demonstration. The GPS is a local GPS enhancement that leverages the Iridium Low Earth Orbit satellite. The program will investigate technologies and will design solutions for objective performance under dynamic user equipment conditions. The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.