Contractors Begin Work On Airborne ICBM Launch System

E-6B Mercury
Credit: U.S. Navy
Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins are beginning work on competing prototypes of the U.S. Air Force’s next intercontinental ballistic missile airborne launching system, which will be initially hosted on the U.S. Navy’s E-6B Mercury. The Airborne Launch Control System (ALCS) was introduced in 1967...

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