Boeing wins $7.1M Air Force contract for system to find downed, missing pilots

Boeing has won a $7.1 million contract to provide the Air Force with logistics support for the Combat Survivor Evader Locator system used to find downed pilots.

The company also provides the radios pilots and other aviators carry to speed their recovery if their aircraft goes down.

Under the contract, Boeing will provide maintenance, sustaining engineering, new equipment training for users/operators; engineering support for the entire CSEL system on a continuous, around-the-clock basis; and analysis, tools, countermeasures, and software development and integration solutions for all Defense Department cyber security and information assurance directives, instructions, procedures, threats and policies.

Work will be performed at Huntington Beach, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31. 2014.

Funding in the amount of $282,700 is obligated at the time of the award.

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