Alloy Bellows Delivers B-52 Components to DLA

Cleveland, OH: July 1, 2019. For immediate release

Alloy Bellows and Precision Welding has delivered welded metal bellows for the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress fuel system to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).


The metal bellows were delivered ahead of schedule to DLA’s distribution center at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. The order marks the second time Alloy Bellows has produced this component. The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) oversaw the contracting process, including extensive quality testing of the components.


DLA provides supplies to the military services and supports their acquisition of weapons, fuel, repair parts, and other materials. 

For more information, contact:


Marina Malenic
440.684.3000 ext. 159


Image caption: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Thomas Ireland keeps fuel flowing into a B-52 Stratofortress over Afghanistan during a close-air-support mission, Feb. 9, 2006. A KC-135 Stratotanker transfers fuel at about 16 gallons per second. The bomber is from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.


Image credit: U.S. Department of Defense