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BOEING AWARDED FOLLOW-ON B-1B AVIONICS TASK

 BOEING AWARDED FOLLOW-ON B-1B AVIONICS TASK
 SEATTLE, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing Defense & Space Group


(NYSE: BA) has begun work on a software upgrade project for the B-1B bomber through the U.S. Air Force's System Program Office at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
 The task, with an anticipated value of $46 million, calls for Boeing to develop enhancements to previously developed Boeing software for the long-range strategic bomber's offensive avionics system. The new block of software has been designated as "Block 4.7."
 "This is a fairly major software upgrade," said Bill McCullough, Boeing Defense & Space Group B-1B Avionics program manager.
 "The task has three parts to it: the actual development of the software, a responsibility to occupy and manage the Air Force's software integration facility at Tinker Air Force Base, and the development of a software integration approach for the entire weapons system," McCullough said.
 The 30-month task, which began Sept. 28, will require the efforts of about 120 employees at peak, with 60 stationed in Oklahoma and the rest in Seattle.
 Since 1980, Boeing has received contracts valued at about $3.5 billion to develop, produce and field offensive avionics for the B-1B, which includes the functions of navigation, weapons delivery, systems management, and radar/terrain following.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Koehler of Boeing Defense & Space Group, 206-655-1198/
 (BA) CO: Boeing Defense & Space Group ST: Washington IN: AIR SU: CON


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