Boeing has announced it has been awarded a five-year, In-Service Support contract for Project Wedgetail, Australia’s 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) program. The contract from Australia’s “Defence Materiel Organisation” is valued at $600 million.
“Establishing a robust support program for the Wedgetail aircraft will help ensure the long-term success of the AEW&C system, ” said Maureen Dougherty, AEW&C vice president for Boeing.
The contract is expected to create more than 100 jobs in Newcastle, Australia, while providing continued employment for the more than 100 personnel already based in Queensland, Australia.
“We are offering an enterprise-wide solution by tapping into the support infrastructure expertise of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and pairing that with Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s extensive work with large sustainment defense contracts, technical know-how and experience with airborne surveillance and battle management systems, ” she said.