Army Special Operations helicopters to continue upgrading avionics with Rockwell Collins partsNews
April 05, 2012
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins engineers will continue providing replacement avionics parts for Army Special Operations helicopter cockpits under a $17.2 million contract renewal.
The avionics will be provided under the Common Avionics Architecture System for the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR).
“The overall goal of this program is to assist the 160th SOAR in reducing the amount of spares that are required on the shelf, so spares can be used where they are needed most,” says Scott Gunnufson, vice president and general manager of Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins.
The contract provides Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support for all Rockwell Collins CAAS and Cockpit Management System (CMS) components as well as peripheral equipment.
PBL program benefits include improved reliability, enhanced mission readiness, guaranteed spares availability and performance levels, and ongoing access to technology.