Boeing Wins $55M to Upgrade Navy B-1 Air Navigation; Rick Greenwell Comments

Boeing Co. has won a $55.3 million contract to upgrade elements of the Air Force’s B-1 lancer aircraft navigation system, the company announced Monday.

Work under the three-and-a-half year contract will include installing new ring laser gyro navigation systems.

Rick Greenwell, B-1 program director at Boeing, said the internal navigation system uses a ring laser gyro, which has eliminated moving marts and improved performance.

The company said it is scheduled to perform the upgrades from January 2013 to mid 2015.

The company was recently awarded $20 million to provide support services for the Navy’s joint tactical radio system.

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