Boeing closes contract with NATO to update 13 AWACS


Boeing has signed a contract with NATO worth approximately 250 million dollars to install digital flight and avionics platforms on 13 AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control Systems) based on the 707 commercial aircraft.

The update should translate into savings in personnel costs, as the crew in the cockpit will be reduced from four to three.

Changes will start in the 2016 and will be completed by the 2018.

Source: Boeing