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Boeing supports Lancers and Stratofortresses

23rd December 2020 - 10:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Work on $400 million contract modification to be completed by end of 2022.

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, has awarded OEM Boeing a $400 million contract modification to carry out recurring and non-recurring engineering services on B-1B Lancer (pictured) and B-52H Stratofortress bombers.

Work will be performed at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Edwards AFB, California; Barksdale AFB, Louisiana; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be completed on 31 December 2022. 

According to Shephard Defence Insight, 76 B-52s remain in USAF service out of the 104 originally ordered. A total of 100 B-1Bs were ordered in the 1980s, 60 of which are still operational.

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