Boeing will upgrade the communications and navigations gear on the Air Force's KC-10 tanker fleet under a five-year, $216 million contract, the company announced, June 23, 2010. Under the terms of the deal, the company will install new communication, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management gear on all 59 KC-10s by 2015. With the new systems, the KC-10s will comply with evolving Federal Aviation Administration and International Civil Aviation Organization standards for military aircraft to be able to operate both in congested civil as well as military airspace. Here, an airman directs a KC-10 at a non-disclosed air base in Southwest Asia, June 7, 2010.
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The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act, released by the committee late Thursday, would provide for $715.9 billion in spending, according to a summary produced by the committee.
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