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Rockwell awarded KC-135 work
Rockwell Collins has received multiple repair contracts from the US Air Force (USAF) to support Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) components on the KC-135 tanker fleet, the company announced on 10 April.
The total value of the contracts is around $27 million over the next five years. The repairs will keep the KC-135 fleet in compliance with communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) mandates.
The GATM upgrade programme was originally awarded to Rockwell Collins by the USAF in 1999 to replace outdated avionics equipment.
The work included the integration of a new flight management system, new inertial navigation units, military flight planning with tanker-unique patterns, integration to the existing analogue autopilot, full CNS/ATM capability for required navigation performance, area navigation, control pilot data link communications and air operations centre functionality.
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