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New PBL award for F-15 radars

Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Three separate contracts given to Boeing by the U.S. Air Force for support of F-15 radars have been replaced by an overall performance-based award.

The performance-based logistic contact for mechanically scanned and Active Electronically Scanned Array radars is worth $85 million.

"The Boeing Global Services and Support team has years of experience in partnering with the U.S. Air Force to support the F-15 fleet," said Julie Praiss, Boeing vice president, Tactical Aircraft and Weapons Support.

"Now, with this PBL agreement, government and industry are working together to provide the best-value sustainment solution for the warfighter and the taxpayer."

PBL contracts require contractors to meet a set level of readiness, ensuring that the required level of support is met and that the aircraft, system or components are available when needed.

The aim of the vehicle is to lower life-cycle costs while increasing mission capability rates.

Boeing said the F-15 PBL integrates its logistics support team into the assigned Air Force wing and that team personnel could be deployed worldwide as needed.

AESA radar detects and tracks multiple targets in multiple directions. It also features electronic jamming capability.

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