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Boeing gets new contract for replacement wings for A-10 jets

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 20:06:45-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract for replacement wings for more than 100 A-10 jets, covering the remaining ground support jets still needing wing replacements.

A Boeing statement said the contract could pay up to $999 million for up to 112 wing sets and spare kits.

Boeing delivered 173 wing assemblies under a previous contract, and the Air Force recently finishing installing them on A-10s. Most of that work was done at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.

Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally, who flew A-10s while an Air Force pilot and who has supported providing aging A-10s with new wings, said the contract will allow the aircraft to fly well into the 2030s.

The 355th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson has 83 A-10s.