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Boeing Secures $84M Order to Upgrade B-1B’s Avionics Software

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B-1B: “Power” by Dru Blair(click to view full) Boeing received an $84 million order from the US Air Force for upgrades to the B-1B heavy bomber fleet’s avionics software that will enhance the aircraft’s color cockpit displays, data link, radar and navigation systems. The award (F33657-01-D-2050, SD-21) continues a software-sustainment program that has updated the B-1B’s operational capabilities since the aircraft entered service in 1989. This new contract authorizes Boeing to start work on Sustainment Block 16. Boeing will update the following B-1B avionics systems: * Offensive Avionics Flight software; * Electrical Multiplexing (EMUX) software; * Communications/Navigation Management System (CNMS) software; * Offensive Radar System (ORS) software; * Central Integrated Test System (CITS) software; * Graphics Controller (GC) software; and * associated support equipment software (e.g. simulation, ground processing, etc). Boeing provides avionics software upgrade once a year for the USAF’s fleet of 66 B-1Bs. Sustainment Block 14, which was awarded Sept 29/07, is in flight test at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, and will be delivered to the Air Force in 2011. Sustainment Block 15, which was awarded Sept 29/08, will be delivered in 2012. Design and development work for Sustainment Block 16 will begin immediately. On July 30/09 […]

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