Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Rockwell Collins Wins Data Link Deal
Rockwell Collins said it was selected by Raytheon Missile Systems to design, develop and produce its Strike Common Weapon Data Link Program. Under the $18 million contract, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, said it will provide its Weapon Data Link, which provides in-flight retargeting, bomb hit indication, weapon target handover and programmability. The Strike Common Weapon Data Link Program, sponsored by the U.S. Navy, PMA-201, upgrades the Joint Stand Off Weapon (JSOW) and Harpoon weapon systems with a network enabled data link capability. The company said the addition of the Weapon Data Link to precision weapons brings the capability to destroy critical time-sensitive and moving targets in all weather conditions.