In the News: SNC Says Its Selection for SAOC A Jumping Off Point for DIB Expansion

Defense Daily - Colorado-based Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) said that its win last month for the U.S. Air Force’s Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) will help “expand” the defense industrial base beyond top-tier original equipment manufacturers like Boeing [BA], Lockheed Martin [LMT], and Northrop Grumman [NOC].

The Air Force awarded SNC an up to $13 billion contract for the service’s SAOC to replace the Boeing E-4B “Nighwatch” fleet, based on the 747 passenger plane and used as a mobile national command authority in crisis situations, such as “doomsday” events (Defense Daily, Apr. 26)

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Ayse Caglar

Vice President