The Air Force has awarded Boeing a $49.5 million contract to integrate the Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System into 145 F-15E aircraft, the company announced March 24. Installation in the first F-15E is expected in October 2008, with contract completion in December 2010, Boeing said. “When this contract is implemented, JHMCS will be integrated on F-15C, D, and E aircraft,” said Phil King, Boeing’s JHMCS program manager. This agreement is the ninth production contract for JHMCS, which is used in F-15s, F-16s, and Navy F/A-18s.
Robins Air Force Base, Ga., has completed two environmental reviews, clearing the way for new construction to support the bases four new missions sets, which will replace the E-8 Joint STARS mission that has defined the base for decades.