Boeing to upgrade Swedish Air Force plane

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. said on Thursday that it signed a $19.8 million engineering manufacturing development contract to upgrade avionics on the Swedish Air Force's C-130 transport plane.

The U.S. Air Force administered the contract, which is not definite.

Boeing said the deal, the largest ever between the Air Force and the Swedish government, is expected to be “definitized” by October.

Sweden received its first C-130 plane in 1965 and is the first European country to sign up for what the Air Force calls the avionics modernization program.

Boeing said the work will be done at its facility in San Antonio.