Air Force Plans F-15 Update, Sustainment Support Contract Award to Boeing

F-15 planeThe U.S. Air Force plans to award a sole-source contract to Boeing to update and sustain the service branch's F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft.

The service branch said in a FedBizOpps presolicitation notice posted Monday the proposed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will cover software and hardware design, installation of updated kits, product support, structural and subsystem component production, development integration, and testing support for the fighter jet.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio will serve as the contracting office for the planned contract award, according to a report on Dayton Business Journal.

The report said Boeing spends over $11 billion with more than 375 suppliers in the state and some of its Dayton area-based suppliers include United Technologies Corp.'s aerospace landing systems business, Projects Unlimited, SelectTech Services, Dare Electronics, Magellan Aerospace, Dayton Aerospace, Konecranes, Esterline and Renegade Materials.

Boeing's F-15 aircraft is designed for use in air-to-air combat missions and has a 13-meter wingspan as well as two turbofan engines that work to provide 58,000 pounds of thrust.

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