Boeing announced today that the U.S. Air Force has exercised a $21.7 million option for continued support of the B-52 Stratofortress bomber under a $750 million, 10-year contract Boeing received in June 2009.
Under the terms of the contract, Boeing will continue engineering to maintain the B-52.
It’s the second exercised option in the agreement, which includes an initial contract and nine options.
“This option allows us to continue supporting our customer by sustaining, modernizing and upgrading the B-52 to ensure that the aircraft continues to meet its mission,” Mike Houk, manager of B-52 Fleet Support for Boeing, said in a statement.
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Boeing will provide the engineering design, engineering support and technical support services for the modernization and sustainment of the B-52H and its components, support and test equipment and system integration laboratory, the company said. The work will be done in Wichita and Oklahoma City, and at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Barksdale Air Force Base, La.