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C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Program FMS

Library image of an RAF C-17 at Accra Kotoka International Airport in Ghana on the first of a series of flights taking medical supplies to Africa to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, 27 June 2020 [Crown Copyright / OGL: SAC Tom Cann]

The Boeing Co. has been awarded a $3.46 billion contract involving Foreign Military Sales for the C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Program.

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US DoD Contract Notice, Washington, 27 September 2021: The Boeing Co., Long Beach, California, has been awarded a $3,464,266,341 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price incentive (firm target), cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursement-no fee and time-and-material, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Program.

The period of performance is nine years and eight months, consisting of three 12-month ordering periods, two 37-month options, and the six-month option to extend services, for a total maximum value of $23,764,751,000. This contract will provide support and sustainment services to the government product support manager/product support integrator for the C-17 weapon system. Support includes, but is not limited to: programme management; sustaining logistics; material and equipment management; sustaining engineering; quality assurance; depot level aircraft maintenance and modifications; F117 propulsion system management; long-term sustainment planning; field services, unique foreign military customer services and Air Logistics Center partnering support for the worldwide fleet of the C-17 aircraft.

Work will be performed in multiple domestic and international locations and is expected to be completed by May 30, 2031, if all options are exercised. The contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, NATO Airlift Management Program Office, India, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. No-year FMS funds in the amount of $5,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. There is known congressional interest pertaining to this acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

A Royal Australian Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III taxis at Nackaroo Airfieldas part of Exercise LOOBYE between the Australian Defence Force and the US Marine Rotational Force, Darwin, August 2021
[ADoD: Capt Carla Armenti]

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