Boeing to upgrade RF systems for Delta II rocket flight termination

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 18 Nov. 2005. Boeing Space Systems in Huntington Beach, Calif., won a $6.4 million contract to change operating radio frequencies of the Delta II rocket flight termination system.

Nov 18th, 2005

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 18 Nov. 2005. Boeing Space Systems in Huntington Beach, Calif., won a $6.4 million contract to change operating radio frequencies of the Delta II rocket flight termination system.

Boeing engineers also will design new equipment for the flight termination system under terms of the contract, awarded Nov. 17 from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

Boeing will replace the current command receiver decoder (CRD) to meet new operating frequency requirements. The new CRD must be qualified of flight by development component and system level tests.

The CRD is a flight-critical item and therefore is subject to special and comprehensive evaluations, Air Force officials say.

Work will be finished in February 2007. The contract number is F04701-93-C-0004/P00307.

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