DoD selects Rockwell Collins' CRIIS to modernize test ranges across services

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. After the completition of a production readiness review, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) officials selected Rockwell Collins for production and initial fielding of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) to support and upgrade test ranges across U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Army services. The contract’s estimated worth is $31 million.

Under contract, Rockwell Collins will provide 180 ground and airborne subsystems to seven DoD test ranges; initial spares to establish a repair pipeline for system support; and support site activation with production hardware at NAS Patuxent River, Eglin AFB, Edwards AFB, and White Sands Missile Range.

Formal system testing was conducted over several years at the Eastern Iowa Test Range (EITF), made up of Rockwell Collins facilities, Patuxent River NAS, and Eglin AFB. Production work will be performed at Rockwell Collins facilities in Richardson, Texas and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

CRIIS equipment will support platforms including F-35 and F-22. Officials say, it will replace the Advanced Range Data System (ARDS) currently in use at U.S. military test ranges.

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