The UK Royal Navy’s Vanguard-class of ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) provide the UK with its continuous-at-sea deterrent (CASD) coverage and have done so since 1994. The Vanguards will themselves be replaced by the new Dreadnought-class SSBNs from the 2030s.
USCG orders AFCS control panels
Rockwell Collins has been selected to supply the US Coast Guard with Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) control panels for its short range recovery helicopters.
The $3.7 million contract was announced on 6 February.
The company will produce 140 AFCS control panels, which will be fitted on the coast guard's MH-65E helicopters.
The panels are part of a planned initiative to improve the reliability of the AFCS.
Delivery of the panels is planned to begin in July 2017, with about three panels delivered per month.
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