Boeing’s Tapestry Solutions Announces $ 259 Million Military Aircraft Software Contract
May 29 (UPI) – Boeing’s Tapestry Solutions division has announced a 10-year, $ 259 million contract to provide weapons planning software to the U.S. military and its allies.
Tapestry announced reception of the contract Tuesday.
The Ministry of Defense referred to the contract as the development, enhancement and support of the WPS program, a central part of the Joint Mission Planning System architecture, for the US Air Force in February. The WPS suite is the standard framework of applications for planning precision guided munitions in A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, F-15E, F-16, F-22, F / A-18 and F-35 planes, bombers and fighters around the world.
It uses a building block approach, identified in increments, to assemble the Mission Planning Environment software for each type of aircraft. When grouped together, several levels of software become a specific BEP for each aircraft.
âWe look forward to strengthening our partnership with the US Air Force as we help meet their mission planning needs with the WPS suite,â said Debbie Churchill, vice president of Tapestry Solutions. “This will ensure our customers have the critical data they need to move from mission plan to execution more efficiently through the use of faster, more powerful and intuitive weapon planning capabilities.”
The work will largely be carried out at Tapestry’s facilities in St. Louis and Niceville, Fla., And is expected to be completed by February 2029. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin AFB, in Florida, is the contracting agent.