BoeingÂ (NYSE: BA) has receivedÂ a four-year, $478.8 contract fromÂ the U.S. Air ForceÂ to engineer, manufacture and develop an electronic warfare system for theÂ F-15 aircraft.
The Defense Department said Thursday the contract covers planning, design development, integration, testing and risk reduction activities for the F-15 Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System program.
Work will occur inÂ St. Louis, Missouri through Aug. 31, 2020.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will obligateÂ $78.2 million inÂ fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.
Boeing was chosen by the Air Force to serve as prime contractor on the $4 billion EPAWSS program in October last yearÂ and subcontractedÂ BAE SystemsÂ to helpÂ updateÂ the currentÂ Tactical Electronic Warfare System on the military branch’s F-15s under the program.