The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker AFB, Okla., awarded Boeing an omnibus contract worth up to $750 million to provide support for the B-1 bomber. The Defense Department announced the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in a Dec. 30 release. Work includes integrated engineering services for the B-1 weapon system, computer network support and technical analysis, accident investigation, and many other kinds of support, states the release. Boeing will perform the work in Oklahoma City, Okla. The contract concludes in December 2014, but can be extended with four one-year options.
Boeing’s receipt of the 10th lot contract award for the KC-46 Pegasus this week leaves just three lots left to complete the Air Force’s buy of the tanker, although a further buy of 75 additional aircraft as a “bridge” to the Next-Generation Aerial-refueling System (NGAS) seems increasingly likely.