Monday, June 18, 2012
Rockwell Collins to Develop MFRF Avionics
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has contracted Rockwell Collins for avionics development on the multifunction radio frequency (MFRF) program. The $5.1-million agreement will see Rockwell Collins merging terrain and obstacle data with radar data to create a 3D operational environment view. BAE Systems—which received a $34-million contract in March to develop MFRF along with a team that includes Honeywell, Applied Signal Intelligence, Mustang Technology Group and the University of Michigan—will join Rockwell Collins during the first two phases of the contract. According to a company spokesperson, Rockwell Collins has conducted flight tests for the U.S. Army with a version of synthetic vision technology on Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks.
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