Avionics displays for Navy F/A-18s obtain additional support and sustainment contract

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins and the U.S. Navy Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) have renewed an agreement to continue support on avionics displays for the Navy’s F/A-18 fleet of over 1,200 aircraft; the newest pact is a four-year extension of a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract that was signed more than 15 years ago.

The initial contract called for establishment of a public-private partnership was established, which created shared industry and government incentives and enables the government to perform work at two Navy depot locations; 15 years on, more than 60 percent of the work is completed through these depot partnerships. For its part, Rockwell Collins provides obsolescence and configuration management, engineering support, and program management, which facilitates proactive management of Rockwell Collins equipment installed on the aircraft, enabling mission readiness.