Rockwell Collins benefits from LAS program

April 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 15 (UPI) -- Rockwell Collins reports it will supply navigation and communications gear for the U.S. Air Force Light Air Support program.

The equipment will be installed on A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from Brazil's Embraer, which will assembled in the United States for supply to Afghanistan.

The Air Force, over objections from Beechcraft Corp., awarded the LAS contract to Embraer and Sierra Nevada Corp. in February.

"The program reinforces our commitment to Embraer to provide industry leading navigation and communication equipment for its aircraft," said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. "Rockwell Collins has a long history of supplying reliable, cost-effective solutions to our customers that are on time and on budget. We look forward to continuing that tradition on this program."

More than 100 U.S. suppliers in 20 states will provide parts or services for the LAS program, the company said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
B-52 bombers demo long reach of U.S. air power
Army orders tactical trucks from Oshkosh
Reddit CEO Ellen Pao offers to improve communication in wake of firing scandal
Oil markets hammered by Greece, Iran and China
Report: Brazil's Petrobras wading dark waters