The Air Force awarded Boeing a $2 billion contract to continue support for the C-17 transport fleet through Fiscal 2017, announced the company. Since 1998, Boeing has managed C-17 fleet services and support under a performance-based logistics initiative called the Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program, or GISP. The Pentagon recently recognized the Air Force-Boeing GISP team with the 2012 Secretary of Defense system-level PBL award. “This contract award and the recognition from the Secretary of Defense are testaments to the long-standing partnership between the US Air Force and Boeing,” said Gus Urzua, Boeing’s C-17 support program manager, in the company’s Oct. 10 release. Boeing’s GISP logistics network has grown from supporting 42 jets in 1998 to the 246 in the Air Force and foreign customers’ inventories today, according to the release. “This integrated logistics approach . . . has allowed Boeing to apply innovative spares forecasting and modeling tools to maximize aircraft availability while lowering costs,” states the release.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…