Boeing to provide AC-130U components to U.S. Air Force

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., 3 Mar., 2012. Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received an $11.4 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force.

The first delivery order under this contract is worth $4.6 million and will provide parts to be used to complete installation of 25mm Ammunition Storage and Handling Systems (ASHS) on four AC-130U gunships. The contract also includes spares to support sustainment of the ASHS.

Boeing has been the prime maintainer of the ASHS since 1994. The ASHS feeds ammunition to the 25mm cannon that is located inside the aircraft's cargo hold; it is capable of carrying 3,000 rounds.

Production of the parts will begin immediately, with delivery scheduled for December. The Boeing Fort Walton Beach facility will build the components for delivery to Robins Air Force Base, Ga.


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