$153M more to Boeing for Bomber Mission Software
Boeing has received a $153 million Mission Planning Enterprise Contract (MPEC) delivery order for a common bomber joint mission planning system for the US Air Force’s B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft. Boeing will be the lead systems integrator, teaming with BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, and the U.S. Air Force’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. Boeing is one of five contractors selected in November 2004 by the U.S. Air Force for MPEC, an indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity program with a $2 billion total value over five years.
A mission planning system provides the best plan for an aircraft or weapon to achieve its mission, and is generated by a combination of software, hardware, and trained mission planners; MPEC will provide increased interoperability between the Air Force’s bomber force and other Department of Defense mission planning systems.
According to Boeing’s corporate release, this is the fourth MPEC delivery order Boeing has received. Other Boeing deliveries included:
- Boeing’s first delivery order through MPEC was a $250,000 program to begin the joint mission planning system and legacy mission planning support process.
- A $9.1 million, April 2005 delivery order for B-2 on-site support at Whiteman Air Force Base, MO; Eglin AFB, FL; and Offutt AFB, NB.
- A $1.7 million delivery order for F-15 mission planning support in June 2005. That delivery order calls for development, testing and integration of F-15 Suite 5 changes into the F-15 joint mission planning system’s unique planning component.