The U.S. Air Force has granted Boeing the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) approval to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) following a successful Defense Acquisition Board Milestone C production review.
The Milestone C review completes several intensive reviews by the U.S. Department of Defense and the Air Force, including engineering and manufacturing reviews, to prepare for LRIP. Boeing also performed an extensive flight-test program to validate the system’s design and development.
The first two LRIP aircraft are scheduled for induction in August and October at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Ga., where the Air Force will perform the Lot 1 installations. The first two kits have been delivered. Boeing will upgrade five of the 20 aircraft during LRIP.