Boeing receives $240M for Saudi AWACS system

The Department of Defense on Monday announced a new contract deal between Boeing and the Royal Saudi Air Force for an airborne warning and control system.
By James LaPorta  |  Oct. 17, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense on Monday announced a new contract deal between The Boeing Co. and the Royal Saudi Air Force for an airborne warning and control system, or AWACS.

The award is said to be worth over $240 million dollars under a fixed-price-incentive firm contract as Boeing is to provide AWACS mission computing, navigation and communication upgrades and enhanced target acquisition systems to rapidly distinguish between friend or foe.

The AWACS upgrades fall under phase one of the AWACS modernization program for the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Work on the new AWACS system will be performed in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is expected to be completed by February 2019.

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