September 21, 2017
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Rockwell Collins contract
Rockwell Collins has been awarded $27 million to activate a depot capability for the US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft HF-121C and miscellaneous radio components. Under contract through 2020, establishing this depot capability creates military jobs, reduces the repair pipeline and improves availability of aircraft. Delivered in a three-phased approach, the P-8A Poseidon radio component depot capability initially began with an assessment to determine the necessary requirements. The partnership is currently in an activation stage which involves the knowledge and tools transfer to support the radio components to US Navy personnel. Phase three involves a sustainment plan and likely a public-private partnership. The HF-121C airborne high frequency (HF) communication system is designed for HF applications requiring voice and data operations at 400W transmit power. The HF-121C and other radio components provide maximum performance to the P-8A Poseidon, allowing for fast and secure data transfer, making it a critical onboard capability.