Pentagon Contract Announcement(Source: US Department of Defense; issued July 31, 2006)McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $44,286,967 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0027) for 28 Harpoon all-up-round (AUR) missiles which consist of: - 20 tactical block II airlaunch AUR missiles for the Governments of Chile (10) and Pakistan (10); - four exercise block II grade B AUR for the Government of Canada; - two tactical block II Harpoon missile body AUR for the Government of Australia; and - two tactical block II airlaunch AUR for the Government of Malaysia. The contract also includes six warhead sections for the Governments of Canada (4) and Australia (2); 24 MK631 canister AUR containers for the Governments of Pakistan (10), Chile (10) and Canada (4); six MK992 exercise/warhead containers for the Governments of Canada (4) and Australia (2); and one MK607 airlaunch AUR container for the Government of Australia. This contract combines purchases for the Governments of Chile ($15,843,630; 35.78 percent), Pakistan ($15,793,603; 35.65 percent), Canada ($7,600,780; 17.16 percent), Australia ($2,632,379; 5.95 percent) and Malaysia ($2,416,548; 5.46 percent) under the foreign military sales program. Work will be performed in St. Charles, Mo. (50.28 percent), McKinney, Texas (14.12 percent), Toledo, Ohio (5.83 percent), United Kingdom (5.18 percent), Huntsville, Ala. (3.72 percent), Clearwater, Fla. (3.61 percent), Galena, Kan. (2.29 percent), Elkton, Md. (2.08 percent), Kirwood, Mo.(2.00 percent), Middletown, Conn. (1.78 percent), and other various locations throughout the United States (9.11 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Boeing Flies EA-18G Growler for First Time (Source: Boeing Co.; issued Aug. 16, 2006) ST. LOUIS --- The Boeing Company Tuesday flew the EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft for the first time, approximately one month ahead of schedule. The first EA-18G, known as aircraft EA-1, successfully completed its maiden flight from Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. Boeing F/A-18 chief test pilot Ricardo Traven and chief weapons system operator Rick Junkin conducted the first flight of the U.S. Navy's newest AEA aircraft. EA-1 is the first of two test aircraft built under a System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract Boeing signed with the Navy on Dec. 29, 2003. The aircraft will fly to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., later this year. In addition to flight testing, it will undergo extensive ground testing in the Patuxent River anechoic chamber to assess on-board radar, receiver and jammer compatibility and performance. "This is a day we've been working toward since 2003," said Bob Feldmann, vice president, Boeing F/A-18 programs. "To see this aircraft flying is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but knowing the effort that so many people put into bringing the EA-18G to this milestone makes it even sweeter." A derivative of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet, the EA-18G's highly flexible design enables warfighters to perform an array of AEA missions, operating from either the deck of an aircraft carrier or land-based airfields. The EA-18G will replace the Navy's current aircraft carrier based AEA platform, the EA-6B Prowler, that has been in service since 1971. The first production Growler will join the Navy's aircraft fleet in 2008. "In 2003, the Navy made a very bold but necessary investment in a brand-new electronic attack airplane," said Capt. Donald "BD" Gaddis, F/A-18 program manager for the U.S. Navy. "Today, we're seeing the very first return on that investment. The thing that I like about it, the thing my resource sponsors should like about it, is that the cost, schedule and performance parameters we set for ourselves in 2003, we've met every single one of those metrics." Boeing, acting as the weapon system integrator and prime contractor, leads the EA-18G Growler industry team. Northrop Grumman is the principal subcontractor and airborne electronic attack subsystem integrator. The Hornet Industry Team will divide EA-18G production across Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Electric and Raytheon manufacturing facilities. The SDD program concludes with an Initial Operational Capability in 2009. Naval Air Systems Command PMA-265 is the U.S. Navy acquisition office for the EA-18G. A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $30.8 billion business. It provides network-centric system solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer; a foremost developer of advanced concepts and technologies; a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.
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Boeing Tells C-17 Suppliers Line May End in 2009 (Source: Boeing Co.; issued Aug. 18; 2006) ST. LOUIS --- Due to the lack of U.S. government orders for the C-17 military cargo aircraft, The Boeing Company is directing program suppliers to stop work on uncommitted airplanes. This move will be the first step in an orderly shut down of the production supply chain should no further orders be received from the U.S. government. For over a year, Boeing spent its own money protecting the C-17 supplier base. This investment was intended to keep the production line viable while the U.S. Government and Boeing pursued international orders, and to allow time for the U.S. Government to update its post-9/11 mobility requirements, if they chose to do so. During that time Boeing received international orders and commitments for more than a dozen of the advanced air lifters. Congress has added funding for up to three more as part of its recent 2007 budget deliberations. However, when the orders are totaled, there are not enough to sustain continued production beyond mid-2009. Since late 2005, Boeing has stressed the need for a commitment from the U.S. Government for continued C-17 procurement or the company would be forced to make the difficult decision to begin winding down the production line. This action will ultimately affect the 5,500 Boeing jobs in California, Missouri, Georgia, and Arizona, directly tied to the C-17, and the program's nationwide supplier workforce that totals more than 25,000 people. Nearly 700 companies in 42 states provide parts and services that go into each C-17. "The C-17 is one of the Defense Department's most successful acquisition programs ever," said Ron Marcotte, vice president and general manager of Boeing Global Mobility Systems. "No one questions its operational value. But we can't continue carrying the program without additional orders from the U.S. Government." The stop-work orders affect long-lead items from suppliers that, in many cases, are built 34 months before a C-17 is delivered. Boeing is re-evaluating the financial impact should the U.S. government not order additional C-17s, and may incur costs aside from any recovered from the U.S. government. A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $30.8 billion business. It provides network-centric system solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer; a foremost developer of advanced concepts and technologies; a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.
Boeing is planning to offer refurbished US Army surplus CH-47D Chinook cargo helicopters to customers across to the world, company officials announced at FIDAE 2014 in Santiago, Chile.The US Army is remanufacturing its D-model Chinooks into the latest CH-47F configuration and buying some new F-models, and this scheme will leave a significant fleet of CH-47D helicopters available for sale.Accordingly, over the next three years about 80 D-models are to be available and Chinook builder Boeing has arranged with the US Army to take over the airframes for international sale, Roberto Valla, the company's regional vice-president for the Americas, told reporters on 27 March.The company is to begin a refurbishment programme "upon commitment from an international customer" and would ensure that the airframes have a minimum of 200 flight hours remaining before major maintenance is required, Valla said. Boeing would offer the Chinooks in a common D-model configuration but would include a five-year training, fielding, service, and support package that can be tailored to each potential customer.Boeing believes it could sell around 24 CH-47Ds in Latin America, with a package of six helicopters and options for more likely being the standard, said Tom DeWald, regional director for Latin America international business development.Chile, Colombia, and Brazil are among the states in the region that Boeing sees as possible buyers. Argentina formerly operated the CH-47C, but its fleet is no longer in service.(...)
Boeing has floated the idea of selling refurbished A-10 Warthogs to other nations as the US Air Force seeks to retire the venerable attack airplane.The company is currently extending the service life of the air force’s A-10 fleet through a re-winging programme, and it recently delivered its 100th modification with more than 70 modifications left on contract.At a Boeing-sponsored media event in San Antonio, Texas, today, the company’s chief engineer of off-Boeing programmes, Paul Cejas, suggested the US government might pursue international sales of upgraded A-10s. Dozens of A-10s are currently in near-flyaway storage at the air force’s boneyard facility in Arizona, and could be brought back into the operational fleet at any time.Cejas says he has no exact customers in mind, but Boeing has "begun early discusssions."“It’s something we would be interested in, but again, it depends where the air force goes with retirements," he says. “If we go that path we would be looking at a modification. It all depends on what the air force does. We have no jurisdiction, and we’ll support whatever they need and we’re positioned for that.”[continua]
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Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona was awarded a $295,866,116 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Indonesia) contract for eight AH64E Apache attack helicopters. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2018.One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2010 other procurement funds in the amount of $295,866,116 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-C-0025).US defence secretary Chuck Hagel announced the sale of eight Apaches to Indonesia in August 2013. That announcement came nearly one year after a notification to Congress a year earlier of the proposed FMS sale.At that time, the total deal was valued at $1.4 billion and included the sale of four APG-78 Longbow fire control radars, an armaments package including 120 Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles, plus a training and crew support package.The helicopters are expected to be used by Indonesia’s military in counterpiracy and maritime awareness roles.