In The News: Air Force Awards SNC $13B Contract for New ‘Doomsday’ Plane

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has awarded SNC a $13 billion contract to deliver a replacement for the service’s E-4B “Doomsday” plane, the service announced tonight.

The contract for the new Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) is expected to run through July 2036, according to the announcement. The program will replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of four E-4B planes, known as Nightwatch or the National Airborne Operations Center, which typically transport the Defense Secretary but can also act as a mobile nuclear command and control outpost. 

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