Douglas MacArthur famously said that old soldiers never die, they just fade away. Some old aircraft take a different route: they go digital.
Boeing announced Tuesday that it has received a $76 million contract that will enable the company to start upgrading the U.S. Air Force's aging but still potent fleet of B-52 Stratofortress bombers with Combat Network Communications Technology (CONECT) systems. CONECT is designed to let B-52 aircrews send and receive information via satellite links, meaning they'll be able to change mission plans and reset weapons targets in flight. Pilots also will be able to interact … Read more