Boeing lands contract to modernize USAF Bomber fleetPublished: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 By: Chamber staff Source: VeloCity
U.S. aerospace giant Boeing has been awarded a $14.3 billion contract to modify, modernize and test weapons systems on B-1 and B-52 bombers, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
A statement from the Pentagon noted the contract could include hardware and software development and integration, ground and flight testing, configuration management, studies and analyses and modernization.
The work will be performed in Oklahoma City and is expected to be complete by April 11, 2029. Boeing’s employment numbers in OKC have been growing and the modernization work on the two bombers are expected to play a significant role in continuing that trend.
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