Exelis ( NYSE:
XLS ) has been awarded a $10.3 million sole source U.S. Air Force
contract to insert a modern data storage and retrieval technology into
the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS).
The SACCS provides orders and pass codes authentication for Air Force
nuclear weapons platforms, bombers, and support units.
- Partner with established aerospace and defense industry leaders
- Develop advanced manufacturing 3D printing capabilities
- Extends Direct Metal and Selective Laser Sintering manufacturing
- Underscores 3DS' dominance in defense and aerospace applications
ROCK HILL, S.C., Feb.
By Doug Cameron
Current 747-200 planes due to reach end of 30-year life in 2017
The Pentagon on Wednesday said it had selected Boeing Co.'s 747-8 to replace the aircraft that serves as Air Force One for the president of the U.S.
Boeing (BA) has yet to secure a contract, but the Pentagon said it was likely to win deals for the aircraft and modifications that experts said include sophisticated communications equipment and antimissile devices.
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