In the News: SNC plans ‘fully digital’ development for Air Force’s ‘Doomsday plane’ replacement

Breaking Defense - Sierra Nevada Corporation’s behemoth task of converting Boeing 747 jumbo jets into militarized aircraft that can survive nuclear war will be no easy feat, but the mid-size, privately-held firm hopes that a set of special digital tools will ease the process.

SNC, which won the Air Force’s Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) contract late last month, plans to make a near-“digital twin” of the aircraft through a years-long design phase.

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Ayse Caglar

Vice President