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CNN: Boeing Wins USAF Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:32 am

My question is what aircraft do you think these will be for - they only ordered 37 of them?  Smile

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Boeing wins $77M Air Force contract

Feb. 25, 2008 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) --

WASHINGTON (AP) - Boeing (NYSE:BA) Co. has won a $77 million Air Force contract boost to install 37 anti-missile systems, the Defense Department said late Friday.

Boeing will install 37 'Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure' systems, which can detect infrared-seeking missiles and then defeat them using high-intensity laser beams.

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/...cles/newstex/AFX-0013-23265156.htm
 
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CNN: Boeing Wins USAF Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:33 am

Aww, I thought this was about the tanker contest! Big grin
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CNN: Boeing Wins USAF Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:48 am

HAHA as did I - got a bit excited. I have a feelings this thread is going to get alot of views in the next day or so.
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CNN: Boeing Wins USAF Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:49 am

Well, with that title, the topic will certainly achieve a lot of views.
 
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RE: CNN: Boeing Wins Usaf Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:06 am

On topic, this is pretty cool stuff. I'd heard about it but thought it was stil years off. Any idea of what type the 37 aircraft will be?
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RE: CNN: Boeing Wins Usaf Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:49 am

The irony is Boeing getting this immediately after Raytheon establishes themselves as the only US contractor with a device that has proven itself in anything other than a training exercise.
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RE: CNN: Boeing Wins Usaf Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:57 am



Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 1):
Aww, I thought this was about the tanker contest!



Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 2):
HAHA as did I - got a bit excited.



Quoting Acheron (Reply 3):
Well, with that title, the topic will certainly achieve a lot of views.

You guys are suckers. AirRyan will be the last person in the world who would report a Boeing win on the KC-X.  duck 
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RE: CNN: Boeing Wins Usaf Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:24 am



Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 6):
You guys are suckers. AirRyan will be the last person in the world who would report a Boeing win on the KC-X.

No that would be Zeke or Keesje
 
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RE: CNN: Boeing Wins Usaf Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:10 am

I'm interested to see how this system will develop. Specially in the area of weight. If they can get it smaller and lighter, it can be of great use to military helicopters.

The ALQ-144 is growing long in the tooth.

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RE: CNN: Boeing Wins Usaf Anti-Missile Contract

Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:32 pm

So who wants to propose that this is the consolation prize in the tanker fight?
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