$144.5M to Boeing for C-17 Retrofits
The USAF is modifying a firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with Boeing Co. This contract modification, worth $144.5 million, is for the C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership (GSP) program to incorporate the 2009 Global Reach Improvement Program (GRIP) Non-Block, Block 14-16 and Block 17 follow-on retrofit projects for USAF and RAF aircraft. At this time, $62.1 million has been obligated. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base manages the contract (FA8614-04-C-2004, P00298).
Boeing provides more than spares and repairs on the C-17 through the GSP program. Under the C-17 GSP, Boeing has total system support responsibility for the big transport aircraft. Boeing employees oversee the supply chain, provide technical and engineering support in the field to Air Force maintainers, and assist with upgrades. The goal is total aircraft sustainment support under a single contract, improving logistics support and mission readiness while reducing operating costs.
The GSP is an international program, with all C-17 owners participating. DID provides a list of the GRIP Non-Block, Block 14-16 and Block 17 retrofit projects here.