Warthog Revamp

The Air Force has awarded Boeing a one-year, $2.9 million contract to “develop and validate” the modification of the A-10’s digital video audio data recorder. The contract is part of the A-10 Thunderbolt Life-Cycle Program Support initiative, according to a company release. The modifications are intended to improve “supportability issues with a major subcomponent in the DVADR system,” states the release. “This task order allows Boeing to continue to enhance the performance of the A-10 and keep this invaluable asset ready to support the warfigher,” said Jerry Dunmire, the company’s A-10 program director. “The Boeing team is ready to apply its innovation and cost-saving initiatives.” Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman also have performed work under TLPS to improve the Air Force’s Warthog fleet. This is the sixth contract to Boeing under TLPS.