The US Air Force (USAF) awarded Boeing a $153 million Mission Planning
Enterprise Contract (MPEC) delivery order for a common bomber joint mission
planning system for B-1, B-2 and B-52 bomber aircraft.
This delivery order provides for the development of joint mission planning
support for the US Air Force's bomber fleet. Boeing will be the lead systems
integrator, teaming with BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, and the US Air Force's
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center.
Boeing is one of five contractors selected in November 2004 by the US Air Force
for MPEC, an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity program with a $2 billion
total value over five years. MPEC is the prime contract vehicle for Air Force
commissioned mission planning software development and support work.
A mission planning system provides the best plan for an aircraft or weapon to
achieve its mission generated by a combination of software, hardware, and
trained mission planners.
This is the fourth MPEC delivery order Boeing has received. Boeing was given a
$1.7 million delivery order for F-15 mission planning support in June. That
delivery order calls for development, testing and integration of F-15 Suite 5
changes into the F-15 joint mission planning system's unique planning component.
In April, Boeing was given a $9.1 million delivery order for B-2 on-site support
at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; Eglin AFB, Florida; and Offutt AFB,
Nebraska. Boeing's first delivery order through MPEC was a $250,000 program to
begin the joint mission planning system and legacy mission planning support
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