Boeing to Develop F-15 Mission Planning Software under U.S. Air Force Contract

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today received a $13.2 million U.S. Air Force contract to develop new F-15 mission planning software under the Mission Planning Enterprise Contract (MPEC) program.

"The F-15 Suite 6 mission planning software will continue to provide improved capability to Air Force mission planners, resulting in increased capability for the warfighter" said Keith Hertzenberg, Boeing vice president of Training Systems and Services.

The contract provides for mission planning software development and the integration of associated contractor software into a mission planning environment that supports the Air Force's F-15 fleet.

Generated by a combination of software, hardware and trained mission planners, a mission planning system provides the best plan for an aircraft or weapon to achieve its mission.

Boeing previously received a contract under MPEC to develop the F-15 Suite 5 follow-on mission planning software, which is scheduled to enter service in March 2007. A leading provider of fighter and attack aircraft mission planning systems, Boeing has received seven MPEC orders totaling more than $165 million.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $30.8 billion business. It provides network-centric system solutions to its global military, government, and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer; a foremost developer of advanced concepts and technologies; a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.
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