The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation has awarded a contract to Communications & Power Industries’ (CPI) Radant Technologies Division to support the US Air Force’s (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress bomber.
The new $4.1m firm-fixed-price contract is expected to continue for approximately two years.
Under the deal, the company will be responsible for replacing the existing radomes on the B-52 long-range aircraft with forward nose radomes, which are expected to provide improved performance and support.
CPI Radant Technologies Division president Tim Smith said: “The B-52 aircraft is expected to remain a key asset for the USAF beyond 2040, and it is critical for its suppliers to be dependable and to provide reliable state-of-the-art products.
“CPI Radant Technologies Division has proven that it is up for the challenge and is proud of its 100% on-time delivery record for this programme.”
In 2011, CPI’s Radant Technologies Division received a $45m contract from DLA Aviation to replace aged and unsupportable nose radomes for a period of seven years under the B-52 Radomes Replacement Programme.
How well do you really know your competitors?
Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.
Your download email will arrive shortly
Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample
We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below formBy GlobalData
Headquartered in Stow, Massachusetts, US, the Radant Technologies Division has provided radomes for the USAF’s fleet of the B-52 strategic bomber for several years.
Developed by Boeing, B-52 Stratofortress is a combat bomber that features high mission-capable rate, large payload, and long-range capability to employ nuclear and conventional standoff weapons.
The 48.5m-long aircraft has a payload capacity of 70,000lb and can travel at a speed of 650mph.