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June 21, 2017

Boeing wins $371m contract to support USAF’s F-15 fleet

Boeing has secured a $371m material availability support contract from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the US Air Force’s (USAF) F-15 fighter aircraft fleet.

Boeing has secured a $371m material availability support contract from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the US Air Force’s (USAF) F-15 fighter aircraft fleet.

The five-year contract has been awarded under the Boeing Captains of Industry (BCOI) initiative.

Through BCOI, Boeing provides parts, engineering and logistical support for 11 aircraft platforms.

Boeing DLA support programmes director Rick Robinson said: “Our mission is to support DLA’s effort to improve affordability and efficiency.

“This agreement enhances our ability to get the right parts into the hands of US Air Force technicians when they need them.”

Under the contract, the company will provide on-site logistical support to DLA and the Programmed Depot Maintenance line at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, US, to support the F-15 fleet, covering approximately 2,550 parts, including fuel cells and wing repair kits.

The USAF currently operates a fleet of 450 F-15 fighter jets.

"This agreement enhances our ability to get the right parts into the hands of US Air Force technicians when they need them."

The F-15 is a twin-engine, all-weather fighter that supports USAF’s air superiority and homeland defence missions.

The fighter aircraft can be armed with several air-to-air missiles such as 20mm cannon, AIM-120 (AMRAAM), AIM-9 (Sidewinder), and AIM-7 (Sparrow).

It can also carry precision-guided munitions, a variety of missiles and bombs, and medium and short-range missiles.

The aircraft has a length of 19.45m, a height of 5.65m, and a wingspan of 13.05m. It can travel at speeds of Mach 2.5.


Image: A USAF F-15 in flight. Photo: courtesy of the US Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Samuel Rogers.

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