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Boeing contracted for sustainment of Saudi F-15s

The contract is sustainment of F-15C, D, S and SA aircraft flown by the Royal Saudi Air Force.
By Tauren Dyson   |   Nov. 2, 2018 at 12:55 PM
An F-15 of the Royal Saudi Air Force is pictured during landing. Photo by Meteb Ali/Wikipedia

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Boeing has received a $14.5 million award from the U.S. Air Force to repair Aircraft Maintenance Debrief Systems for F-15s flown by the Royal Saudi Air Force.

The firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, time-and-material contract, announced Thursday by the Defense Department, will call for Boeing to provide trained personnel to use and maintain AMDS equipment at six locations throughout Saudi Arabia.

The personnel will also train RSAF members on how to operate and maintain the equipment, the Pentagon said.

To date, the RSAF has the third largest number of F-15s in its fleet, behind Japan and the United States. The RSAF has 16 F-15 Eagle and 28 F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets in service, along with 21 F-15 Eagle jets used for training.

Work on the contract, which will be performed in Saudi Arabia, is expected to be completed Nov. 4, 2023.

The Air Force has obligated $8.7 million in foreign military sales funds at the time of the award.

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