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US Army contracts Rockwell Collins for satellite communication services

22 November 2012

Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract to provide satellite communication (SATCOM) services to the US Army Communication-Electronics Command (CECOM), which is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, US.

Awarded under the $88m indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, the $35m deal covers provision of a wide range of SATCOM services through the company's FlexForce Lifecycle Service Solution.

The company will more specifically provide services for operations, maintenance, upgrades, as well as training, in support of the army missions throughout the US and worldwide.

"The flexibility and proven strengths of our FlexForce solution keep customers mission-ready while minimising risk and cost."

Rockwell Collins Service Solutions vice president and general manager Scott Gunnufson said the existing US Department of Defence's (DoD) budgetary conditioned sought provision of cost-effective sustainment of military equipment.

"The flexibility and proven strengths of our FlexForce solution keep customers mission-ready while minimising risk and cost," Gunnufson said.

"These services include operating and maintaining critical satellite communication equipment that provides data, voice and video communications from remote areas to enhance the situational awareness of the warfighter."

Launched in April at the MRO Americas Conference, held in Dallas, Texas, the FlexForce Lifecycle Service Solution is a comprehensive programme designed to provide the company's multiple service offerings on a single platform for defence and government agencies worldwide.

Availability of systems, subsystems and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) will result in a service solution that will address customer specific operational requirements, including enhanced efficiencies and cost savings.

The customisable service solution also helps the company to closely work with customers in an effort to share risk and also offer transparency in repair and supply chain on performance-based agreements (PBA).