Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $250 million contract to modernize flight decks and avionics equipment on NATO airborne warning and control system aircraft.
The company will integrate digital technology into 13 NATO AWACS planes through the engineering and manufacturing development contract, Boeing said Tuesday.
Jon Hunsberger, a Boeing program manager, said the systems upgrade is intended to help the alliance’s pilots manage engine, radar and navigation data.
Work is scheduled to begin in 2016 and slated to be completed in 2018.
Boeing has installed a digital flight deck and avionics system on one AWACS unit under a separate NATO EMD contract, with testing slated to occur later this year.