Boeing has received three performance based logistics contracts (PBL) from the Republic of Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), to manage sustainment of F-15K fighter jets, Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
On Tuesday (February 15, 2022), from the Singapore Airshow, Boeing announced that the Republic of Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has selected Boeing with three performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts. The agreements include the management and sustainment of the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) F-15K fighter jets and Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft, as well as the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The five-year contracts will improve aircraft availability by using performance data to inform logistics and supply chain activities.
In Tuesday’s announcment, Boeing International Government and Defence’s Senior Director – Far East Programs, Thom Breckenridge, said,
“Our partnership with Korea is continuing to grow as we shift from transactional support approaches to customized models driven by agreed-to readiness outcomes. These agreements enhance the value of PBL contracts that have delivered high mission-capable rates and improved parts forecasting and procurement of the ROKAF's F-15K fleet for more than a decade, and will extend benefits to the AEW&C and CH-47 fleets as well.”
Also commenting on the three PBL contracts, Boeing International Government and Defence’s Vice President and General manager, Torbjorn Sjogren, added,
“Through the data they generate, these platforms are already telling us how to extend the life of parts and components, when to defer or elevate maintenance activities and how to focus training on actions that are most imminent. Applying data analytics to these PBLs is a very practical yet powerful way to maximize our customer's investment and support successful military operations in a critical region.”
Boeing has enjoyed a strong and productive partnership with the Republic of Korea for over 70 years, and is committed to supporting the growth of the Korean aerospace industry with a spend of over $5.0 billion over the last 15 years with local companies. Boeing Korea continues to strengthen relationships with over 50 local industry partners, and employs over 200 team members.