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Collins awarded contract for USN helicopter visual systems

2nd October 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Collins Aerospace has been awarded a $24.7 million contract to provide engineering and manufacturing development for the Enhanced Visual Acuity (EVA) system for US Navy rotary-wing aircraft.

EVA will increase flight safety and mission effectiveness by allowing USN rotary-wing and tiltrotor aircrews to maintain the required visual situational awareness down to very-low-light-level flight operations.

In addition, the EVA system will provide a heads-up display for pilot and co-pilot viewing of mission specific video imagery generated by the aircraft.

Work will be performed at various sites across the US, and is expected to be completed in March 2023.

FY19 navy research, development, test and evaluation funds of $7 million were allocated at time of award.

This contract was competitively awarded as a result of an electronic request for proposal, to which two offers were received, and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division based at Patuxent River in Maryland is the contracting activity for the award.

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