Rockwell Collins has secured an avionics support contract from the US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Technology Application Contracting Office (TAKO).
Under the $30.7m contract, the company will provide avionics repair and logistics, field service support and spares management for Rockwell Collins’ common avionics architecture system (CAAS).
Rockwell Collins Service Solutions vice-president and general manager Thierry Tosi said: “This agreement extends our successful relationship of supporting the USSOCOM’s critical mission, as well as our position as a trusted source for technical expertise and logistics management.
“We’ll continue to provide critical support when and where it’s needed.”
The CAAS avionics management system integrates multiple communications, navigation and mission subsystems through its flexible Flight2 open systems architecture design.
The Flight2 suite of communications, navigation and surveillance equipment integrates new-generation avionics with legacy sensors, radios, autopilot and aircraft systems.
The CAAS system with flexible cockpit displays has been optimised for cargo, assault and multi-mission roles.
Its fully integrated flight and mission avionics systems management offers embedded cognitive decision aiding, thereby reducing pilot workload for demanding tactical missions
The CAAS’ integrated digital map and tactical situational awareness displays provide improved battlefield survivability and mission effectiveness.
The contract also covers field service and repair chain management for other installed avionics.
Since the USSOCOM began using performance-based agreements for service and support approximately ten years ago, Rockwell Collins has been able to keep critical equipment mission-ready by improving reliability and reducing the volume of returns and shortening turnaround times.