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Boeing Wins $212M Air Force A-10 Wing Order

Boeing Logo w-borderBoeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $212 million order to build 56 replacements wings for the U.S. Air Force‘s A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft, extending the fleet’s service life to 2035.

The company is contracted to build up to 242 wings and the Air Force has ordered 173 wings, Boeing said Wednesday.

According to Boeing, the mission availability of A-10s will increase by around 4 percent and maintenance costs will go down by $1.3 billion over the next 30 years.

A-10 planes are used for close air support of ground forces and to target adversarial ground targets such as tanks and other armored vehicles.

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