Rockwell Collins, the American multinational company which offers information technology and avionics systems and services to aircraft manufacturers and governmental agencies, has successfully completed the Production Readiness Review (PRR) for Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS). This achievement is anticipated to be followed by the awarding of Production Lot 1 by the United States Department of Defense (DOD).
The completion of the Production Readiness Review encompassed a variety of reviews, including a review of Rockwell Collins’ quality management system, manufacturing readiness status, as well as production planning capabilities. These reviews are intended to assure that performance, cost, and schedule requirements will be met in the upcoming production phase. This next phase in production will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas, at Rockwell Collins facilities.
The Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System will be initially operated and fielded at seven main ranges which included Nelli's Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base, Edwards Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Pt. Mugu, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, White Sands Missile Range, as well as Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. The Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System will offer for secure range to range data hand-off and exchange. This will enable for aircraft configuration, as a mission on one range can start to seamlessly join the network on another range in order to complete a mission.
Rockwell Collins and the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System System Program Office have recently signed an $83 million, 5- year ID/IQ contract. This multiyear contract will help to further enhance training instrumentation and operational test capabilities as it helps to support the development of system enhancements as well as alternate configurations.
CRIIS consists of three “Increments” of capability. The first to be developed and fielded, called Increment 2, will replace the aging ARDS participant and ground infrastructure, and will provide significantly greater capabilities than ARDS.
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Increment 2 includes pod and internal mount air participant packages, plus all ground and security infrastructure enhancements. Increments 1 and 3 are options that follow the Increment 2 effort. Increment 1 is for use on ships, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ground vehicles and dismounted soldiers.
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