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Boeing's participation in the modernization of the US military aircraft

Boeing's participation in the modernization of the US military aircraft

Boeing has received a contract from the US Department of Defense (Defense Logistics Agency) to support and modernization of aircraft in service in the Army and the US Navy and its allies.

The total contract amount is 223 million. Dollars and is the second agreement between the Boeing Company and the US Department of Defense concluded for five years, was signed in September 2014 years 11 and female types of aircraft with the possibility of further modernization.

Contracts include upgrading AH-64 Apache, helicopter gunships, F / A-18 Hornet, AV-8B Harier, B-52 Stratofortress, and C-17 Globemaster 3 for the conversion and upgrading of aircraft maintenance equipment.

AH-64 Apache

AH-64 Apache

The costs will be allocated to the Enhance flight to quality, reliability, and enhance weapons systems with the simultaneous goal of reducing costs for maintenance of machinery. The first contract worth 293 million. Dollars was for the supply of spare parts for the AH-64, AV-8, B-1, B-52, C-17, CH-47, E-3, E-6, F-15 , F | A-18, KS-135, as well as ground equipment involved in the maintenance of aircraft, which allows DLA to provide the necessary logistical support units of the army and navy.

The Ministry of Defence intends in the coming years 5 conclude contracts with Boeing to modernize and service support aircraft.

Upgrades will undergo combat helicopter Mc Donnell Douglas AH-64 Apach, has a crew of 2 pilots takeoff weight 4660-5352 kg, fuel 1108 2712 kg plus (optional), the engine - 2hTBD GE T700-GE-701C power 2h1890 hp ., maximum speed - 365 km / h, range - 407-690 km, duration of the flight - 2 44 hours min. - 3 57 hours min., The highest lift height - 5915 - 6100, armament: mm gun 30 M230 Chain Gun (625 rounds per minute) with ammunition 1200 rounds, rockets "air-land" - 4h4hAGM -114, HAP -4x19 70 mm Hydra.

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier 2

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier 2

Attack aircraft McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier 2 equipped with a system of vertical takeoff and landing. The main disadvantage of attack aircraft is considered to be insufficient range and small combat load.

Boeing C-17 Globemaster 3 - strategic military transport aircraft designed for the US military and its allies. Able to carry 102 soldiers with full combat kit or 48 stretchers with the wounded. Maximum speed 833 km / h range with load m 56 5190 km, 76 t - 4445 km, the maximum lifting height - 13715 meters.

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle -taktichesky Fighter 4-generation intended for flights in all weather conditions. In operation there are modifications - F-15A, F-15B, F-15C, F-15D, F-15J, F-15DJ, F-15 AESA, F-15N Sea Eagle, F-15 SE Silent Eagle.

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

McDonnell Douglas F | A-18 Hornet - carrier-based fighter-bomber, designed to fly with a pilot 1, the maximum speed -1915 km / h, the radius of hostilities -3340 km, the maximum ceiling lift - 15240 km powerplant -2 engine GE F 404-GE-400. Armament: Cannon 20 970 mm ammunition rounds, the number of external suspension points 9, 7030 kg weight of ammunition.

Boeing KC-135 - four-engine multi-purpose transport aircraft or tanker aircraft. Over the years of production, aircraft modifications have been released - C 135A, C 135B, C 135E and C 135C.

Ivan BERESNEV specifically for Avia.pro

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