STOW, MA - October 26, 2011 --[ASDWire]-- Radant Technologies, Inc. has been awarded the B-52 Radomes Replacement Program by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). This acquisition, through a Firm-Fixed Price Contract valued at $45M, is a first increment representing two-thirds of the total change out of radomes on each B-52 aircraft within the United Sates Air Force fleet. The total program is expected to be executed over the next 7 years.
The new radomes will replace aged and unsupportable existing radomes, and will begin flying on the Air Force B-52s within the next eighteen months. The B-52 Stratofortress long range heavy bombers have been in the Air Force inventory for more than 50 years, and are being used in the Middle East and other theaters of operation. The B-52 has been a workhorse for the Air Force and has been through a Service Life Extension Program and is projected to remain a key Air Force asset through 2040. Benefits of the new radomes include improved overall performance, durability and supportability.
Dr. Jean-Claude Sureau, President and CEO of Radant Technologies stated, "This award will allow us the opportunity to not only grow our employment levels in Stow, but in our recently added facilities in both Hudson and Berlin, Massachusetts as well." Sureau also commented that "30 - 35 new manufacturing jobs will be created as a result of this new program alone."
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