Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $12,733,727 for modification P00068 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0004) to exercise an option for the installation of Block I/Internet Protocol Bandwidth Expansion Phase 3/Block IA Very Low Transmit Terminal/Nuclear Planning and Execution System kit on one E-6B aircraft. This modification also provides for field support engineering, training, software licenses, technology refresh activities and travel funding in support of E-6B Block I full-rate production. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (85 percent); and Richardson, Texas (15 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2019. Fiscal year 2018 aircraft procurement
It may seem like a communications systems patchwork quilt stitched together using a mix of commercial and military products, but the U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOCOM's) goal is to blend products that will blanket an area of operations and meet warfighter needs. And, it's crucial to design-in the ability to make each piece fit, or to enable its seamless addition later on as technologies advance. In this issue of SIGNAL Magazine, Robert K.