Boeing (NYSE: BA) will provideÂ combat logistics support for 11 U.S. military aircraftÂ under aÂ $223 million contract for the second phase of a five-year, $516 million agreementÂ with the Defense Logistics Agency.
The company said TuesdayÂ the performance-based contract includes support for theÂ AH-64 Apache, AV-8B Harrier, B-52 Stratofortress, C-17 Globemaster III and F/A-18 Super Hornet.
“Warfighters executing their missions rely on their systems being ready when they need them, ” said Julie Praiss, Â vice president for tactical aircraft and weapons support at Boeing.
She added that theÂ company will work to bolster aircraftÂ performance and readiness at lower cost.
The Defense Department said Friday that Boeing will perform contract workÂ at its facility in Missouri through Sept. 16, 2019.
DLA awarded Boeing the $293 million first-phaseÂ contract in September 2014, with option for an additional five years.
The contracts are part of DLA’s 2012 industry challengeÂ to reduce logistics support costs byÂ 20 percent by streamliningÂ processes and enhancing supply performance, Boeing said.