Every day companies across Missouri are building, maintaining and supporting the latest in military aviation, ordinance, equipment, and training and support systems that help defend our country. Now, once again, the Department of Defense (DoD) has turned to Missouri companies to help bring the latest in tools and technology to our nation’s military.
Missouri-based Boeing Defense, Space & Security has recently been awarded a $27 million contract by the DoD for tasks associated with Mission Training Center services that will provide simulation equipment to train pilots and weapons systems operators on the Missouri-made Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle platform. Additionally Boeing has also been awarded the $12.1 million contract to convert the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team into Missouri-made Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets.
Seyer Industries Inc., an aerospace manufacturing company located in St. Peters, Missouri, have been awarded a $27 million contract to manufacture support equipment for the Navy and Air Force’s V-22 Osprey. The equipment produced will include spare parts, adapters, kits and assemblies.
Additionally, Missouri-based World Wide Technology Inc. was awarded a $7.9 million contract to provide new data storage hardware, software, maintenance, and professional implementation services to replace the obsolete data storage items at several Army Corps of Engineer installations.
The US is the world’s largest aerospace producer and Missouri has a rich history in aerospace, from Charles Lindbergh, to the Mercury space program, to the latest in aerospace innovation. That cutting edge innovation continues with more than 70 companies across Missouri, including Boeing, leading the way in every aspect of military aviation and equipment. Today, Missouri builds the F/A-18, EA-18 and F-15 fighter jets, along with a huge array of military ordinance.