Boeing to upgrade Japanese AWACS aircraft

Feb. 13 (UPI) — Boeing has been awarded a contract for mission computing upgrades in support of four Japanese E-767 aircraft and associated ground systems.

The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $60.9 million under a hybrid fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-plus-incentive-fee contract.

The Boeing manufactured E-767 is designed as an Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, aircraft.

The aircraft provides Japan with airborne surveillance and command and control capabilities for tactical and air defense forces.

Work on the contract will occur in Oklahoma City, Okla., San Antonio, Texas, and Seattle, Wash., and is expected to be completed by December 2022.

More than $56.9 million will be obligated to Boeing at the time of award, the Pentagon said.