DOD Wants To Upgrade Air Force One, 'Doomsday' Aircraft Communications Suites

January 09, 2015 |
James Drew
Pentagon comptroller Mike McCord has submitted a reprogramming request to Congress to modify and upgrade the communications equipment aboard Air Force One as well as the nuclear-hardened "Doomsday" aircraft. Of the $79 million in requested funds transfers, an equal amount will come from several important programs, such as the B-52 digital communications upgrade, where the Air Force believes it has found funding that is "excess to need." According to a reprogramming request signed Nov. 13, 2014 , and published recently,...

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