OKLAHOMA CITY – Boeing in Oklahoma City will soon be starting a new project for the U.S. Air Force.
The $24 million agreement is to modify existing weapon launchers and will mean a 50 percent expansion on weapons capacity, according to Boeing officials.
When the project is completed, B-52s will save fuel and have more space for a mix of different weapons.
“When you combine that ability with the extremely long flying time of the B-52, you have an efficient and versatile weapon system that is very valuable to war fighters on the ground,” Scot Oathout said, B-52 program director. “This weapons capacity expansion joins the CONECT program, a comprehensive communication upgrade currently being installed on the aircraft, to give the war fighter even more flexibility.”