Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued September 29, 2010)
Over 50 years after it entered production, the B-52 bomber is still generation huge revenues for Boeing, which will now modernize its weapon system for nearly $12 billion. (USAF photo)
The Boeing Co., Wichita, Kan., was awarded a sole-source $11,900,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract over an eight-year period.
The contract provides for the acquisition and sustainment activities needed to support B-52 weapon system modernization.
At this time, no funds have been obligated.
ASC/WWVK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Individual delivery orders will be issued through three contracting activities (FA8628-10-D-1000). (ends)
Boeing Statement on Award of B-52 Modernization Contract
(Source: Boeing Co.; issued September 29, 2010)
WICHITA, Kan. --- The Boeing Company today received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for B-52 Stratofortress weapon system modernization. The company released the following statement:
"This B-52 modernization contract will include several delivery orders over an eight-year period. The Air Force announced a contract ceiling of $11.9 billion. This is a contracting vehicle that will allow engineering sustaining contracts, studies, production and other activities to occur in support of the B-52. No funds were committed with this contract announcement. We expect our first delivery order to be awarded on Sept. 30."
Boeing has been maintaining and modernizing the B-52 bomber for 55 years -- including engineering services and upgrades to communication technology -- allowing the B-52 to remain a relevant weapon system in support of military missions around the world.