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Research Lab Seeks to Replace Traditional GPS Receivers

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation, San Diego, California; Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, are each being awarded a $47 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Trinity Program, which seeks to develop a "navigation warfare sensor" that could replace traditional Global Positioning System receivers on a variety of Department of Defense platforms, resulting in a significant increase in the number of future weapon systems operating in highly challenged electromagnetic environments, having the capability to support electronic support operations as a part of planned missions. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell to Provide Cryptographic Units

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $10,530,874 cost-plus-award-fee, time-and-material, and firm-fixed-price contract modification to exercise the KG-3X production options for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The KG-3X modernization program provides replacement and cryptographic units used with the Minimum Essential Emergency Communication Network and fixed Submarine Broadcast System Network. CPSD/HNCK, Lackland Air Force, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins Develops Tactical Targeting Network Technology

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $35 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification to develop, demonstrate, and transition Tactical Targeting Network technology and related interoperable technologies such as Quint Network technology to support information exchange between the tactical edge platforms and users within the Defense Department. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins Receives $160 Million KC-10 Avionics Contract

July 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a contract to provide systems integration and avionics for the KC-10 Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Cockpit Modernization Program. The contract, valued at more than $160 million over the life of the program, calls for Rockwell Collins to provide the flight management system, displays, data link communications and surveillance capabilities. The KC-10 aircraft is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. armed forces. Although the aircraft's primary mission is aerial refueling, it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carrying fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments.

Rockwell to Provide Radio Equipment for Super Stallion and Prowler

July 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a more than $9 contract modification to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for CH-53E CNS/ATM. The contract provides for 54 RT-1851A(C)/ARC receiver-transmitters and 54 C-12561A/ARC control, radio sets. The contract will also provide for AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for the E-6B in the following quantities: 22 C-12561A/ARC control, radio sets; 36 MT-4935/ARC mounting bases; 36 MT-7006/ARC amplifier mounts; 44 AM-7526/ARC high-power amplifiers; and 44 RT-1939(C)/ARC receiver-transmitters. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell, L-3 Collaborate to Support Air Force ISR Aircraft

April 13, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has signed a maintenance agreement with L-3 Communications to provide avionics support to the U.S. Air Force Project Liberty Aircraft program, which assists with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The contract calls for Rockwell to maintain 37 Air Force MC-12Ws, which are militarized versions of the Hawker Beechcraft Super King Air 350 and feature the Rockwell Pro Line 21TM Integrated Display System.

Rockwell Collins Supports Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Network

April 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $13 million contract to provide for the logistic and fielding support for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Network. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Electronic Radio Equipment

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a more than $7 million contract modification to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment in support of the CH-53E program, to include 132 each:  MT-4935 mounting bases; MT-7006 amplifier mounts; AM-7526 high-power amplifiers; MX-11745 LNA diplexer with high-power radio frequency switches; satellite communications antennas; and satellite communications antenna gaskets. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Joint Venture Captures $37 Million Radio Terminals Contract

November 3, 2010
By George Seffers

Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, has been awarded a $37 million contract from the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to upgrade its Joint Tactical Information Distribution Systems (JTIDS) radio terminals. JTIDS terminals provide jam-resistant digital communication of data and voice for command and control, navigation, relative positioning and identification. DLS will incorporate cryptographic modernization and frequency remapping upgrades into fielded JTIDS Class 2 terminals. The four-year program will provide operation, maintenance and sustainment for the projected service life of the JTIDS terminals through the year 2035 by adding product improvements that will allow JTIDS platforms to continue to participate in the Link 16 network, the tactical data link network used by NATO and coalition forces that allows aircraft, ships and ground forces to share a tactical picture in near-real time.

Rockwell to Upgrade Presidential Helicopter Cockpit

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a delivery order valued at more than $11 million for services in support of the VH-60N presidential helicopter cockpit upgrade program. Services to be provided include incorporation of updated navigation performance software; terrain awareness warning system software; Mode 5 Level 2 software; and integration of updated cryptographic hardware functionality. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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