$113.7M to Modify C-17s Under the GSP
Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp. in Long Beach, CA received a $113.7 million cost-plus-fixed fee and firm-fixed-price contract modification to the C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership (GSP). They will incorporate the CY 2007 Global Reach Improvement Program (GRIP) Follow-On Retrofit Projects. At this time, $56.9 million have been obligated; work will be complete July 2009. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8614-04-C-2004/P00126).
The GSP is an international program, with all C-17 owners participating. CY 2007 GRIP Non-Block, Block 14-16 and Block 17 Follow-On Retrofit Projects include retrofit efforts for the following projects…
C-17 Blocks 14-16:
# Mobility 2000 (M2K) Airline Operational Capability and Printer,
# Secure Enroute Communications Package-Improved (SECOMP-1),
# Communication Open Systems Architecture (COSA),
# Weather Radar Replacement,
# Stabilizer Struts System Redesign,
C-17 Block 17, the newest variant being delivered to the USAF, Australia, Canada et. al:
# Formation Flight System (FFS),
# Required Navigational Performance-Improved (RNP-I) and High Frequency Data Link (HFDL),
# Combat Lighting
# 400 pound Troop Seats. Carrying weight, not seat weight.
# AAR-47 Defensive System kits & install, Group A aircraft only
# Extended Range/On-Board Inert Gas Generating System (ER/OBIGGS) II
# OBIGGS II. DID covers OBIGGS II and its rationale here.