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Boeing Awarded $293M DLA Aircraft Support Contract; Julie Praiss Comments

LogisticsThe Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a potential 10-year, \$293 million contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) to provide components and support for 11 types of military aircraft.

Boeing will supply aircraft parts and related ground support equipment for the AH-64, AV-8, B-1, B-52, C-17, CH-47, E-3, E-6, F-15, F/A-18, KC-135 platforms, the company said Wednesday.

Julie Praiss, vice president of tactical aircraft and weapons support at Boeing, said the company has proposed a “holistic” method for DLA to increase aircraft availability for soldiers while saving money.

DLA will issue orders to Boeing incrementally during the next five years and has an option to extend work for another five years.

Work under the performance-based contract will occur in Mesa, Ariz.; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Macon, Ga.; St. Louis; Heath, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Okla.; El Paso, Texas; and Puget Sound, Wash.

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