Boeing Receives Contract for Apache Helicopter Rotor Heads

MESA, Ariz., Oct. 4, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Aviation has awarded the company a three-year contract to manufacture spare main rotor heads for the U.S. Army's fleet of Apache attack helicopters. The fixed-price contract calls for an initial 100 main rotor heads, at a value of $31 million, and allows for 50 additional rotor heads, which would increase the contract value to $48 million.

The Army Integrated Logistics division of Boeing Global Services & Support will perform the work at the Boeing facility in Mesa. "This contract award is another testament to Boeing employees' excellent work and their commitment to the Army," said Peri Widener, Boeing director of Army Integrated Logistics. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Army and delivering affordable, reliable logistics solutions for the warfighter."

Boeing Army Integrated Logistics and its Apache Worldwide Support subdivision provide a full range of innovative products and services to maximize the readiness of Apaches fielded around the world, including public/private partnerships for depot repairs; obsolescence management; spares and repairs demand forecasting; and inventory optimization.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.

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