USAF Wants to Keep Rockwell Collins Around for KC-10 Work

By S.L. Fuller | November 2, 2017
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Rockwell Collins completed a six-year U.S. Air Force contract for McDonnell Douglas KC-10 upgrades in June. The following month, L3 Technologies tapped Rockwell Collins for Air Force KC-10 repair work. The Air Force recently had a new KC-10 contract to award, worth nine years of work.

The U.S. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC) has tapped Rockwell Collins to provide maintenance and sustainment of KC-10 avionics systems and engineering services over the next nine years, Rockwell Collins said. Specifically, part of the deal is to deliver ongoing engineering support for the KC-10 Flight2 integrated avionics system.

“This agreement establishes an efficient path for the Air Force to keep KC-10 avionics updated as defense requirements and operations continue to change,” said Dave Schreck, VP and general manager of airborne solutions for Rockwell Collins. “As a key provider for avionics support on the KC-10, we’ll be able to help reduce costs associated with keeping these aircraft operational and mission capable.”

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