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The company is already a provider of wheels and brakes for the Air Force’s F-15, F-16, C-5, C-130 and Global Hawk fleets.
The Air Force is determined to modernize the Boeing-built B-52, also planning to procure new engines for the plane. While the B-52 is the Air Force’s oldest bomber, the avionics, the software, the weapon systems and other components have been continually updated over the years.
In 2019, Boeing announced it selected Raytheon to produce a new radar for the plane. Collins Aerospace is part of Raytheon Technologies. Raytheon Corp. finalized its merger with United Technologies Corp. in April 2020.