The Boeing Company has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide the 93rd Air Control Wing (ACW) with E-8C Joint STARS aircrew training and courseware development services. The 93rd ACW is located at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.
Valued at $12 million over five years, the contract was awarded by Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., and is for one year with four one-year options.
Under the contract, which begins July 1, Boeing Aerospace Support will provide E-8C Joint STARS aircrews with a full range of academic and training device instruction and courseware development services. The courseware development effort includes mission simulator scenario production and computer-based training products, in addition to traditional instructor-based training materials.
"Our aircrew training services programs, including the C-17, KC-10, E-3, EC-130, and now the Joint STARS aircraft, represent key elements in providing total-support solutions for our military customers," said Glenn Hess, general manager of Logistics Support Services for Boeing Aerospace Support. "We've integrated the full spectrum of fast cycle time, affordable cost and quality Aerospace Support products and services to provide life-cycle support solutions that reduce the cost of ownership for our customers."
About 40 people from Boeing Aerospace Operations, part of the Aerospace Support business, will perform the work at Robins Air Force Base.