The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a more than $23 million task order for the critical design of a 100-kW class Free Electron Laser (FEL) device to demonstrate scaleability of the necessary physics and engineering for an eventual MW class FEL. The Navy FEL Innovative Naval Prototype Program will encompass the transition from a demonstrated 14 kW FEL capability, currently at hand, to a weapon class 100-kW class capability, which is intended to provide the physics and engineering information needed to support a MW class FEL device development. The desired outcome of this effort is to transfer laboratory capability to industry and to assess potential industrial roles in supporting
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $8 million delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring engineering associated with the integration of a synthetic radar Virtual Mission Training System (VMTS) into T-45C aircraft. Efforts to be provided include design, integration, test, validation and verification of two flight-worthy VMTS retrofit kits. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $11 million firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the procurement of 889 Rover data link kits, 837 for the Navy and 52 for the Royal Australian Air Force, in support of engineering change proposal #6342 for the F/A-18E/F advanced targeting forward-looking infrared upgrade. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company has received a two-year, $21.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Enterprise Network Manager Software in Service Support (JENM SwISS) program. JENM SwISS is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a total program value of up to $54.8 million if all options are exercised. Under the contract, Boeing Phantom Works will deliver technical support, maintenance and upgrades for the JENM software.
Boeing Defence Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has been awarded a three-year contract worth $4.5 million Australian dollars to provide the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with support for F/A-18 Hornet aircraft technical publications. Boeing Defence Australia has provided F/A-18 technical publication services including management, production of amendments and additional RAAF support tasks for the past five years.
General Dynamics has been awarded a $20 million contract by The Boeing Company to produce composite components for the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in February 2011 and end by April 2012.
Boeing has been awarded a $39.6 million contract from the U.S. Defense Department to provide 85 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). The company will deliver JHMCS aircraft hardware and pilot equipment for U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard F-15 Eagles, Air Force F-16 Falcons, and 10 international customers.
The U.S. Navy has awarded the Boeing Company an $11.4 million contract to supply Laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions (Laser JDAM) to meet the Navy's Direct Attack Moving Target Capability (DAMTC) requirement. The initial contract calls for the delivery of 23 munitions for testing and evaluation and is expected to lead to a production contract in 2011. With follow-on options, total DAMTC deliveries could reach 11,000 units and the total contract value could exceed $91 million.
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.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Boeing Company a $72 million contract for more than 2,900 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits. The company will deliver the kits in 2011 and 2012.
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.
The Boeing Company has received a three-year, $156.5 million extension and modification to its Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) contract with NASA.