Rockwell Collins to Upgrade Navy Hawkeye Training
On December 1, 2014, Rockwell Collins Inc. was awarded a contract by the U.S Navy to upgrade their current E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Integrated Training System. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the latest version of Northrop Grumman’s E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning and control aircraft. This new version features new avionics including the new APY-9 radar, radio suite, mission computer, integrated satellite communications, improved T56-A-427A engines, and flight management system. As more and more of these aircrafts gradually go into service, the U.S. Navy is requiring a higher training system. Rockwell Collins will provide upgrades including an operational flight trainer, modifications to the tactics trainer, a modification to the maintenance trainer, and spares. With an initial value of $26 million, the contract has a potential to have a total value of $40 million.
Rockwell Collins, Inc. is an American aerospace and defense company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As one of the largest companies in its industry, Rockwell Collins provides avionics and information technology systems to government agencies and aircraft manufacturers. Products include cabin, communications & networks, computing, flight controls, database & software, displays, weapons, radar, simulation, and space components. The company has over 20,000 employees and has met over $4.6 billion in yearly revenue. Rockwell Collins divides their services into three main divisions: -Commercial Systems: Commercial Airline Industry and Business Aircraft -Government Systems: US Government/Military & Foreign Governments -International & Service Solutions: Sales, Engineering, and Human Resource.
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Posted on December 24, 2014