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    The US Department of Defense said that Boeing won a contract worth almost $60 million for the US B-52 Engineering Sustainment Program.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Boeing won a contract worth almost $60 million for the US B-52 Engineering Sustainment Program to keep the 60-year old aircraft operational, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    "Boeing Company [of] Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $59,489,647… contract for the B-52 Engineering Sustainment Program," the release stated on Tuesday.

    The order approves fiscal year 2017 funding for the B-52 Long Range Standoff Program and the work is expected to be completed by December 31, 2019, the Department of Defense said.

    The venerable B-52s have been operational since the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950s.


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