Boeing Locks Up C-17 Support Contract from Department of Defense


Boeing may create defense jobs with new C-17 contract

The Department of Defense recently awarded a C-17 support and maintenance contract worth up to $11.7 billion to Boeing Co., reports the Washington Business Journal.

According to the news source, the contract calls for Boeing to provide the support for the aircraft being used by the U.S. military and its allies around the world.

Under the C-17 Globemaster II Integrated Sustainment Program, Boeing will be able to bid for task orders from the Department of Defense. Approximately 10 percent of the defense contract will support foreign military sales to the UK, Canada, Australia and other allies including the NATO Strategic Airlift Capability.

The contract award comes just days after the Department of Defense announced a $469 million modification for similar support for C-17 aircraft to the India Air Force, according to the news source.

Boeing, which employs more than 3,200 people in the Washington, D.C. area, could seek professionals with security clearance for defense jobs needed to complete the new contracts.