Boeing Awarded $250 Million Contract to Modernize NATO AWACS Fleet

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Boeing Awarded $250 Million Contract to Modernize NATO AWACS Fleet

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Postby Richard Cranium » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:26 pm

Boeing Awarded $250 Million Contract to Modernize NATO AWACS Fleet
  • Move from analog to digital flight deck and avionics technology boosts mission efficiency by increasing access to worldwide airspace

SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2014 –

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a contract from NATO worth approximately $250 million to install digital flight decks and avionics on 13 of the alliance’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, which are based on the Boeing 707 commercial airplane.

The new technology ensures compliance with current and future air traffic control and navigation requirements, giving the aircraft broader access to airspace around the world.

“Increasing airspace access means greater mission efficiency by saving time and fuel during operations,â€

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Re: Boeing Awarded $250 Million Contract to Modernize NATO AWACS Fleet

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Postby Raffles » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:56 am

Since the cockpit is basically the same as the the 738, they should have just converted to the 738 style which looks pretty good IMHO.
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Re: Boeing Awarded $250 Million Contract to Modernize NATO AWACS Fleet

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Postby Propnut » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:00 am

I agree, why re-invent the wheel?
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