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Boeing contracted for more A-10 wing kit work

23rd August 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide wing kits for the US Air Force’s fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support aircraft.

Worth a maximum of $999 million, the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract award will result in Boeing being responsible for managing the production of up to 112 wing sets and spare kits, and an initial 27 wing sets were ordered at the point of contract award. 

‘Boeing is honoured to be selected to continue as the A-10 Thunderbolt II wing kit contractor,’ Pam Valdez, vice president of air force services for Boeing Global Services, said. 

‘Our established supply base, experience with the A-10 structures, and our in-depth knowledge of the US Air Force's requirements will help us deliver high-quality wings to meet the customer's critical need.’

Boeing will team with Korean Aerospace Industries and other suppliers to deliver the first wing sets to Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah.

Under a previous contract, Boeing delivered 173 enhanced wing assemblies, deliveries of which it announced that it had completed in August 2019. 

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