Rockwell Collins is Producing Avionics for Air Force E-3 Airframe

March 16, 2021

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $16,633,274 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the full-rate production of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation (DRAGON) for the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) E-3 airframe. This contract provides for the fabrication and delivery of Rockwell Collins B-Kit items, installation and checkout spares items, and software and associated ancillary items, to be installed on 25 AWACS aircraft. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed March 2028. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 aircraft procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-21-C-0027). 

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