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Rockwell Collins awarded $12.7M for E-6B Mercury aircraft upgrades

Rockwell Collins awarded $12.7M for E-6B Mercury aircraft upgrades

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Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Rockwell Collins Inc. was awarded more than $ 12.7 million to upgrade communication systems on the U.S. Navy's E-6B Mercury aircraft., which has the ability for command and control authority to launch land and sea based nuclear ballistic missiles.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is under a firm-fixed-price contract, meaning the $ 12.7 million dollar price tag for technology upgrades will not be adjusted for the benefit of Rockwell Collins if potential additional costs are accumulated while executing the contract.The Pentagon says the contract will "exercise an option for the installation of Block I/Internet Protocol Bandwidth Expansion Phase 3/Block IA Very Low Transmit Terminal/Nuclear Planning and Execution System kit on one E-6B aircraft."Moreo...