E-3 Sentry fleet to undergo communications network upgrade
The entire fleet of E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft operated by the USAF will receive a communications network upgrade modification from OEM Boeing, under a $10.13 million contract announced by the DoD on 26 February.
Work on all 31 aircraft will be performed at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to be completed by 31 May 2024.
Boeing is already working on a $1 billion contract from NATO, awarded in November 2019, to modernise the E-3A fleet to sustain operations until 2035.
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