Boeing wins Swedish Air Force contract

Boeing and the US Air Force have signed a $19.8m engineering manufacturing development contract for the modernisation of the first Swedish Air Force C-130 aircraft.



The award, which falls under the US Air Force C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP), leads to a foreign military sales contract between Boeing and the US Air Force. The contract, the largest ever administered by the US Air Force for the Swedish Government, is expected to be made definite by October 2006.



Current plans call for modifications to be completed at the Boeing Support Systems Center in San Antonio, Texas.



This initiative will standardise aircraft configurations within the Swedish Air Force through the installation of a fully integrated, night-vision-goggle-compatible, digital glass cockpit and a new avionics suit. The avionics suite includes digital displays and the proven 737 commercial airliner flight management system, both of which provide navigation, safety and communication improvements to meet Global Air Traffic Management requirements.