The Air Force has contracted Boeing to remanufacture warhead-arming devices for the service’s air-launched cruise missile, announced Boeing. The two-year, $7.3 million contract, also includes an option for six additional years totaling up to $50 million, according to a July 14 release. Boeing will take apart the devices, test them, “make sure all the electronics are still working,” and put it back together “like new,” Boeing spokeswoman Queena Jones told Air Force Magazine. “Providing these production systems to the Air Force fleet on schedule is our No. 1 goal,” said Peggy Morse, Boeing’s vice president of directed energy and strategic systems. “This contract is a testament to the ALCM team’s expertise and commitment to support national security,” she said. Remanufacturing the devices will take place at the Boeing facility in Heath, Ohio.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…