In the News: America's New Nuke-Proof 'Doomsday' Plane: What To Know

NEWSWEEK - The company behind the U.S. Air Force's new so-called "Doomsday" planes revealed details Wednesday of how it was developing the aircraft designed to withstand a nuclear blast.

In April, Sierra Nevada Corporation was awarded a $13 billion contract to replace the USAF's aging E-4B "Nightwatch" models, collectively known as the Survivable Airborne Operations Center. The Sparks, Nevada-based company saw off rival Boeing, the original equipment manufacturer, to secure the contract.

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