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Boeing Claims $216 Million Cockpit Overhaul Deal

Boeing (NYSE: BA) won a $216 million contract from the Air Force to upgrade the 59-jet KC-10 tanker fleet with a new communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system.

According to the firm, “the KC-10 upgrade will enable the fleet to comply with the forecasted 2015 CNS/ATM Federal Aviation Administration/International Civil Aviation Organization standards, which allow shared access within both civil and military airspace, enabling tanker refueling operations worldwide.”

“As air traffic continues to increase, modern CNS/ATM systems become essential for communicating precise flight data and obtaining the most direct routing, ” said Mike Harris, Boeing vice president of Weapon Systems Modernization. “This upgrade is critical to the Air Force for pilots’ safety, mission effectiveness and lower operational costs.”

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