E-2D Advanced Hawkeye trainer contract won by Rockwell Collins
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. U.S Navy officials tapped Rockwell Collins to provide a new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III program.
The initial contract is valued at $34.5 million with a total of $85.9 million on other E-2D training systems currently in service. This is the fourth tactics trainer to be delivered by Rockwell Collins that will provide the Navy with realistic, adaptable training for the E-2D.
The system can be integrated with other trainers throughout the U.S. and can support high-fidelity training in a Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) environment. The new tactics trainer will be installed at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, California and is expected to be completed by August 2020.
“The Navy will have the tools they need to maintain readiness and train personnel on the complicated mission scenarios involving the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye,” says Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) for Rockwell Collins.
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