|CRIIS equipment will support a variety of platforms, including the F-35 and F-22 for improved operational realism. Photo: Rockwell Collins
[Avionics Today 08-08-2016] The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Rockwell Collins a $31 million contract to support production of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) across the Air Force as well as the Navy and Army test ranges. The award comes shortly after Rockwell completed a successful Production Readiness Review.
The CRIIS program fulfills critical DOD requirements to provide Time, Space, Position Information (TSPI), additional platform test data, and employs a more robust, spectrally efficient data link including Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS).
Rockwell Collins is the prime contractor and systems integrator for the next-generation military test range instrumentation system that will replace the Advanced Range Data System (ARDS) currently in use at major U.S. military test ranges. CRIIS equipment will support a variety of platforms, including the F-35 and F-22 for improved operational realism.
The award calls for Rockwell Collins to deliver 180 ground and airborne subsystems to seven DOD test ranges; initial spares to establish a repair pipeline for system support; and support site activation with production hardware at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Edwards Air Force Base in California, and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.