The U.S. Air Force has launched a new acquisition program to replace four Boeing E-4B aircraft with the Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) weapon system.  An industry day will be held at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts, in February to brief industry on details of the acquisition strategy for the SAOC program, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Battle Management office says in a Dec. 4 notice.  The only detail released so far about the SAOC is that it should ...


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