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Rockwell Collins wins major contracts to support US Army, USAF and foreign countries aircraft fleets

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Rockwell Collins wins major contracts to support US Army, USAF and foreign countries aircraft fleets
 
The US Department of Defense announced today, April 7, it has awarded three major contracts to US-based company Rockwell Collins for the sustainement of several fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft fleets of US Army, US Air Force and foreign countries.
     
The US Department of Defense announced today, April 7, it has awarded three major contracts to US-based company Rockwell Collins for the sustainement of several fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft fleets of US Army, US Air Force and foreign countries.
Rockwell Collins will perform software and system development and integration onto different platforms, such as the CH-47 Chinook and the UH-60 Blackhawk
(Credit: US Army)
     
Rockwell Collins was awarded a $494,999,925 order dependent contract for software and system development and integration onto the CH-47, MH-47, MH-6, MH/UH/HH/VH-60, VH-3, MH-65 and all their variants, including potential foreign military sales requirements. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 2020.

The US-based company was also awarded an $8,093,754 modification to contract Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) Software Maintenance for the US Army's fleet of CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters. The Rockwell Collins digital cockpit is fitted with the common avionics architecture system (CAAS) with improved electrical, avionics and communication systems. CAAS includes: five multi-function displays, moving map display; digital modem; BAE Systems digital advanced flight control system (DAFCS); data transfer system storing preflight and mission data.

Rockwell Collins likewise won a $28,306,784 contract for KC-10 Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Group A and Group B kits. Rockwell will provide 22 Group A kits, 22 Group B kits and subcomponents for the US Air Force's KC-10 Aircraft fleet. The KC-10 Extender is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. armed forces. Although the KC-l0's primary mission is aerial refueling, it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments. The KC-10 is also capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations. The USAF currently maintains 59 KC-10 aircraft in active duty.