The US Air Force has awarded Boeing maintenance and training contracts for two more C-130 Avionics Modernisation Programme (AMP) kits and two Aircrew Training System devices.

The $61m contract is part of a low-rate initial production contract awarded to Boeing in 2010, and is the second contract in three months.

Boeing will also manufacture two new C-130 AMP Aircrew Training System devices, a Weapon System Trainer and an Avionics Part Task Trainer.

Boeing C-130 AMP deputy programme manager for US Air Force Tommy Jackson said: “Our team at Warner Robins Air Force Base is modifying the cockpits of two C-130 aircraft that were inducted in late 2010 and expect to have them completed this year.”

Work on the training devices will be performed at supplier CAE’s facility in Florida, US, and will be delivered to the Arkansas Air National Guard C-130 AMP training centre in 2014.