ST. LOUIS, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A $185 million performance-based logistics contract has been given to Boeing by the U.S. Army for support of its CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
Boeing and the Army's Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command have collaborated in the past on improving the tooling used to produce and repair Chinook rotor blades. The award is for the production, overhaul and distribution of the blades.
It's the Army's supply of Chinook helicopter rotor blades.
"PBLs are outcome-focused sustainment contracts that guarantee enhanced performance and improved costs," said Peri Widener, Rotorcraft Support vice president for Boeing. "We work with our customer to reduce costs through longer-term agreements, purchasing only the parts needed and investing in techniques that extend the life of key components."
Boeing said the contract is for five years but additional details weren't disclosed.
Boeing has similar PBL contracts with the military for aircraft such as the AH-64 Apache helicopter and the V-22 Osprey.
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