Boeing Awards DRS Intel Broadcast Receiver Contract

DRS Defense Solutions has won a contract from Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to install a intelligence broadcast receiver onto refueling tanker planes, the company announced Thursday.

Seattle-based Boeing awarded the contract through its defense, space and security business unit.

Rockville, Md.-based DRS Defense Solutions will provide the Intelligence Broadcast Receiver Block 2 terminals for KC-46A Tankers.

It will also provide data and support services throughout the engineering and manufacturing phase of the tanker program.

The Air Force uses the terminals to obtain threat data and location information for search and rescue operations.

The terminals transmit the data over ultra high frequency satellite signals.

The Air Force will receive 179 of the new tankers by 2028 as a replacement for the KC-135 Stratotanker.

DRS recently won a spot alongside M.C. Dean on a potential $94.7 million U.S. Navy contract to support electronic security systems at international locations.

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