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Collins Aerospace to support USN strategic airborne command post

3rd December 2020 - 19:32 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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USN requires sustaining engineering support plus diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages management

Collins Aerospace has obtained a $14.78 million contract modification from US Naval Air Systems Command, to provide sustaining engineering support plus diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages management in support of the E-6B Take Charge And Move Out (TACAMO) airborne command post.

Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (80%); Patuxent River, Maryland (10%); and Bellevue, Nebraska (10%), and is expected to be completed in November 2021.

TACAMO supports the USN ballistic missile submarine force, providing survivable airborne C3 between the National Command Authority and US strategic and non-strategic forces.

Shephard Defence Insight notes that TACAMO includes the E-6A (a modified Boeing 707-300 with CFM56 engines) and the E-6B (a modified E-6A equipped with an airborne launch control system capable of activating land-based ICBMs).

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