The Air Force has selected Boeing for a a weapon planning software contract that is used in every detail of mission planning including route, threats and points of weapons launches.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract could be worth as much as $259 million and cover as much as 10 years worth of work.
The deal went to Boeing’s subsidiary, Tapestry Solutions, which provides information management software and services for defense, government, and commercial customers. Tapestry announced the contract May 28.
The contract was first announced by the Department of Defense Feb. 21. According to the Pentagon’s web site, Boeing was one of two companies to make an offer.
Work is expected to be completed by February 2029 and will take place predominately in St. Louis, Mo. and Niceville, Fla.
The software suite is part of the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS), which military services to share information and collaborate on mission planning. Both systems are used in conjunction for munition planning for A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, F-15E, F-16, F-22, F/a-18, and F-35 units worldwide.
“Research indicated a large trend to develop software utilizing Agile processes,” a posting on the Federal Business Opportunities web site read. “Because of the nature of Agile, requirements are written in much more broad and flexible terms than those associated with the traditional waterfall development method (FFP). This strategy allows delivery of functional software earlier and more often in sprints and increments that allow for more intimate and frequent customer involvement during the development process with the flexibility to adjust requirements in real time.”
Tapestry has been part of mission planning software for military aircraft being previously used in the F-15, F/A-18, F-22, and T-38.