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Monday, March 09, 2015

Boeing moves ahead with upgrading strategic communications on airborne command post

E-4B NightwatchMilitary strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co. are moving forward on a major project to upgrade a low-frequency airborne communications designed to connect U.S. command authorities with submerged ballistic missile submarines in times of national emergency.

Officials of the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., announced a $67.4 million contract modification to Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc. in Oklahoma City, Okla., to design and build the low-frequency transmit system for the Air Force E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post jet.

The E-4B is a converted Boeing 747 jumbo jet for the National Command Authority to use as a survivable command post for control of U.S. forces in all levels of conflict including nuclear war.

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