Boeing awarded $49.2 million contract to upgrade Saudi AWACS

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Boeing awarded $49.2 million contract to upgrade Saudi AWACS

Post by wildbill » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:58 pm

DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones) -- Boeing Co. said Thursday it has been awarded a $49.2 million contract to upgrade communications aboard Saudi Arabia's fleet of five E-3 airborne warning and control system aircraft.
The U.S. Air Force awarded the contract, including further options, under a foreign military sales agreement.

Under the deal, Boeing will provide an enhancement, known as Link 16 that will enable secure, jam-resistant and digital data links allowing military aircraft, ships and ground units to exchange their tactical pictures in near real time.

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