The second phase of a performance-based contract that reduces combat logistics support costs while enhancing warfighter readiness has been signed between Boeing and the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
Under the terms of the contract Boeing will provide support for 11 aircraft, including the F/A-18 Super Hornet, AH-64 Apache, AV-8B Harrier, B-52 Stratofortress, C-17 Globemaster III and associated ground support equipment. Work will be administered from St. Louis.
“Warfighters executing their missions rely on their systems being ready when they need them,” said Julie Praiss, Boeing vice president, Tactical Aircraft & Weapons Support. “In addition our customers have said they need greater value in their logistics support. Providing improved performance at lower cost is what Boeing is all about.”
The contract, worth US$223 million, is the second of two awards under a five-year agreement signed in September 2014. The total contract value is US$516 million. DLA has a follow-on option for an additional five years.