Boeing Selects Rockwell Collins To Provide Communication For E-4B Program

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  • 03:55 PM, July 24, 2015
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Rockwell Collins has won a contract from Boeing to upgrade a low-frequency transmission system for the E-4B program.

The E-4B program connects US command authorities to strategic launch control centers and strike assets during a national emergency. The work is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2016.

Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins said in the the press release Thursday, “We’re continuing our strong relationship with Boeing by providing reliable, survivable and endurable communications between the President and our nation’s nuclear forces.”

The E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post is designed to be used by the National Command Authority as a survivable command post for control of US forces in all levels of conflict, including nuclear war.

In addition to its primary mission, secondary missions assigned to the E-4B include VIP travel support and Federal Emergency Management Agency support, which provides communications to relief efforts following natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.