Boeing to upgrade avionics to improve maintainability of A-10 Warthog close-air-support jet

ST. LOUIS, 7 Sept. 2011.Military avionics designers from the Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) Boeing Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis will upgrade the digital video audio data recorder (DVADR) in the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air-support attack jet to enhance the maintainability of the A-10's avionics suite. Boeing experts, working under terms of a $2.9 million Air Force contract, will modify the A-10's DVADR avionics as a near-term solution to supportability issues with one of the system's major subcomponents, Boeing officials say.

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