The Air Force will sell parts to private industry for parts that were manufactured at the air force’s own facilities.
The Air Force said it plans to sell part parts to Boeing Co.
Boeing will make and package the parts in the United States and the United Kingdom.
A Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed Martin will sell components and equipment that will help develop the military’s next generation of aircraft and systems.
In a press release, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the deal will help secure the Air Force’s position as the largest commercial partner in the commercial space market.
Welsh said the commercial sector is expected to grow at an annual rate of more than $1 billion.
This will include contracts for components, parts, systems and systems parts, which is expected by 2020, he said.
He did not provide an estimated price tag for the deal.
But it is not the first time the Airforce has done business with private industry.
In April, the service sold components to Lockheed Martin for its new C-17 military transport aircraft.
The deal was valued at more than the value of the C-27J aircraft, which was built at Lockheed Martin’s facilities.