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    Navy accepts first E-6B Mercury upgraded by Northrop Grumman Corp. [Image 1 of 5]

    Navy accepts first E-6B Mercury upgraded by Northrop Grumman Corp.

    LAKE CHARLES, LA, UNITED STATES

    06.05.2023

    Courtesy Photo

    Airborne Strategic Command, Control and Communications Program Office

    The U.S. Navy in June 2023 accepts the first E-6B Mercury upgraded by Northrop Grumman Corp. in Lake Charles, delivering enhanced airborne strategic communication capabilities to the warfighter. The upgrade supports the Navy's nuclear deterrence mission, ensuring the president, secretary of defense and U.S. Strategic Command remain connected to the U.S. nuclear arsenal in a worst-case scenario. Northrop Grumman Corp. conducted the upgrades over the last year at its Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center at Lake Charles. Under its Integrated Maintenance and Modification Contract with the Navy, it will overhaul multiple E-6B Mercury aircraft by 2027. The $111 million contract provides six major modifications – called Block II – to improve the aircrafts’ command, control and communications functions connecting the National Command Authority with U.S. strategic and non-strategic forces. Block II will ensure the E-6B can successfully execute their mission for years to come. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corp.

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    Date Taken: 06.05.2023
    Date Posted: 07.26.2023 13:11
    Photo ID: 7935610
    VIRIN: 230605-N-N0092-1003
    Resolution: 2048x955
    Size: 0 B
    Location: LAKE CHARLES, LA, US

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