Boeing Wins US$ 14.3 Billion B-1/B-52 Maintenance Contract

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Boeing Wins US$ 14.3 Billion B-1/B-52 Maintenance Contract

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Image Attribute: A B-1B Lancer drops back after air refueling training Sept. 30. The B-1B is deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of the Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region, enhancing regional security and the United States commitment to the Western Pacific. The B-1 is from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. / Source: the United States Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III (Wikimedia Commons)

Image Attribute: A B-1B Lancer drops back after air refueling training Sept. 30. The B-1B is deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of the Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region, enhancing regional security and the United States commitment to the Western Pacific. The B-1 is from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. / Source: the United States Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III (Wikimedia Commons)

On April 12, 2019, Boeing Co. won a US$ 14.3 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the modification, modernization, engineering, sustainment and test of the B-1 Lancer/B-52 Stratofortress weapons systems at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. 

"This B-1/B-52 Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment contract provides for the upcoming modernization and sustainment efforts to increase lethality, enhance survivability, improve supportability, and increase responsiveness," says the US Department of Defense (DoD) in a contract award statement released on April 12, 2019.

According to DoD, the contract includes hardware and software development and integration, ground and flight testing, configuration management, studies and analyses, and modernization. The work, ordered under a sole source contract, will be conducted in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and be completed by April 11, 2029. It was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio (FA8628-19-D-1000).

Under the first task order (at the time of contract award), US$ 1.2 million is earmarked as a part of research, development, test, and evaluation funds (for the fiscal year 2019).

According to The Oklahoman, "DoD said it didn't solicit any other companies for the bomber service contract at Tinker because Boeing is itself the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and has possession of all airframe and systems information."

Image Attribute: A B-52 Stratofortress from the 2d Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., drops live ordnance over the Nevada Test and Training Range near here May 12 during an Air Force firepower demonstration. The demonstration showcases the Air Force's air and space capabilities. / Source: the United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brian Ferguson (Wikimedia Commons)

Image Attribute: A B-52 Stratofortress from the 2d Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., drops live ordnance over the Nevada Test and Training Range near here May 12 during an Air Force firepower demonstration. The demonstration showcases the Air Force's air and space capabilities. / Source: the United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brian Ferguson (Wikimedia Commons)