Boeing Gets $102.3M Bridge for KC-10/KDC-10 Logistics Support Contract
Boeing Aerospace Operations in San Antonio, TX received a $102.3 million modified contract for KC-10/KDC-10 aerial tanker logistics support for the period Oct 1/09 through Jan 1/10. The modified contract is a “bridge” to a 10-year logistics support contract that is expected to be awarded at the end of September 2009, according to Boeing’s Deborah VanNierop.
Boeing secured the previous 10-year KC-10/KDC-10 logistics support contract, which expired at the end of January 2008. Boeing then received a number of contract extensions to take the company through the end of September 2009, when the new 10-year logistics support contract is expected to be awarded, noted VanNierop. The $102.3 million bridge would cover the hand over of work to a new contractor should Boeing not win the new 10-year contract, she said.
The competition for the 10-year KC-10/KDC-10 logistics support contract pits Boeing against Northrop Grumman…
The 10-year logistics support contract could be worth up to $3.8 billion. As DID observed in a previous article, each firm offers interesting assets on the aircraft maintenance side. Boeing can point to the C-17’s performance-based Globemaster Sustainment Partnership, while Northrop Grumman can point to success with an even more advanced maintenance program for the USAF’s B-2 stealth bombers.
The 727 ACSG/PKA at Tinker Air Force Base, OK manages the KC-10/KDC-10 logistics supply contract (F34601-98-C-0125).