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Boeing Wins $178M for AF Nuclear Munition Tail Kit; Debbie Rub Comments

Debbie Rub

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $178 million contract to update a nuclear ballistic munition for the U.S. Air Force, the company announced Tuesday.

The company will work with the departments of Defense and Energy to build a new tail kit for the B61 free-fall munition.

Boeing has built direct attack weapons for warfighters over the last decade, said Debbie Rub, vice president and general manager for missiles and unmanned airborne systems.

This contract covers three years of design, development and qualification work under Mod 12 of the B61 Life Extension Program.

Designed in the early 1960s, full production of the B61 started in 1968.

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