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USA: Boeing to integrate new air-launched cruise missile system on B-52 Stratofortress


The US aerospace manufacturer Boeing received a contract to help the US Air Force integrate an air-launched cruise missile system, which will replace the AGM 86 nuclear cruise missile, on a B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircraft, according to the US Department of Defense.


USA Boeing to integrate new air launched cruise missile system on B 52 Stratofortress B-52 Stratofortress (Picture source: US Air Force)


Boeing has been awarded a $250,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Long Range Stand-Off Cruise Missile weapon system integration. This contract provides for aircraft and missile carriage equipment development and modification, engineering, testing, software development, training, facilities, and support necessary to fully integrate the Long Range Stand-Off Cruise Missile on the B-52H bomber platform.

Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2024.