in

Boeing, USAF Finalize KC-46A Remote Vision Tech Retrofit Plan; Leanne Caret Quoted

boeing-usaf-finalize-kc-46a-remote-vision-tech-retrofit-plan-leanne-caret-quoted
Leanne Caret
Leanne Caret

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 20, 2020 “” Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Air Force have agreed to incorporate the final design for remote vision system into KC-46A Pegasus contract requirements, GovCon Wire reported April 3.

The agreement calls for the implementation of the RVS 2.0 technology with a laser ranger designed to measure distance of the refueling aircraft, larger operator screens and 4K-color cameras, the Air Force said April 2.

Leanne Caret — president and CEO of Boeing's defense, space and security segment and a 2020 Wash100 winner — said the advancements are intended to prepare the tanker for future functions such as autonomous refueling and to support other programs as well.

The retrofit will not require additional funds from the government. RVS 2.0 is scheduled for initial fielding in 2023.

Both parties also signed a second agreement that allows Boeing to receive $882M in previously withheld contract payments to support the company’s cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. It provides its members an opportunity to learn from peer business executives and government thought leaders while providing an interactive forum to develop key business and partnering relationships. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and delivers robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Executive Mosaic is headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

honeywell-opens-n95-mask-production-facility-in-rhode-island

Honeywell Opens N95 Mask Production Facility in Rhode Island

orbital-insight-to-monitor-anomalies-under-tentative-air-force-contract

Orbital Insight to Monitor Anomalies Under Tentative Air Force Contract