The U.S. Air Force awarded Rockwell Collins a $160 million contract to provide systems integration and avionics for the KC-10 Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Cockpit Modernization Program.
Under terms of the contract, Rockwell Collins will provide the flight management system, displays, data link communications and surveillance capabilities for the aerial refueling tanker. The contract also means that Rockwell Collins is now the primary avionics provider for all U.S. Air Force tankers.
“This program provides technology that ensures the KC-10 meets current and future CNS/ATM requirements, allowing it to operate in commercial airspace throughout the world,” said Dave Nieuwsma, vice president and general manager of Mobility and Rotary Wing Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “These new capabilities will allow the aircraft to arrive at its destination quicker, enhancing mission effectiveness while saving fuel.”