April 10, 2012
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Boeing’s Fort Walton Beach facility has been awarded an $11.4 million, five-year contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply parts for the AC-130U gunship. The manufactured parts will complete the installation of the 25mm Ammunition Storage and Handling System in four AC-130U gunships at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.
Jacobs Technology in Fort Walton Beach was awarded a $36 million contract to provide technical and administrative services in support of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicle. Additionally, the company was awarded a $157.2 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance support services.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. was awarded an $18.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract to provide engineering and production planning services for mission packages that will deploy from and integrate with the Littoral Combat Ship. Twenty percent of the production work will be accomplished in Panama City, Fla.
Department of Defense spending accounts for 178,758 direct and indirect jobs in Northwest Florida.