Boeing has received a $22 million engineering sustainment option to continue supporting the B-52 bomber. The option comes in conjunction with the $750-million, 10-year Engineering Sustainment Program contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force in 2009.
“This is the first option of the ESP contract, which includes a total of 9 annual options, ” said Mike Houk, B-52 Fleet Support program manager for Boeing. “Receiving the option this month allows Boeing to continue supporting our customer by sustaining, modernizing and upgrading the B-52 to meet the warfighter’s needs, both today and in the future.”
Boeing will continue to oversee all B-52 bomber engineering and maintenance issues.