French industrial software company Dassault Systemes announced Tuesday it has reached a deal with US aerospace giant to modernise its production system, in what it said was its biggest ever contract.

“Boeing will expand the deployment of products developed by Dassault Systemes,” the company said in a statement, confirming information published by French newspaper Le Figaro.

The paper, which like Dassault Systemes is part of the Dassault Group, said “Boeing has signed a 30-year contract worth a billion dollars, renewable every 10 years”.

Contacted by AFP, Dassault Systemes declined to confirm the value of the deal, but said it is “the biggest in its history.” (AFP)