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Air Force taps Rockwell Collins for KC-135 avionics support

April 17, 2013 at 4:18 PM

ATLANTA, April 17 (UPI) -- Rockwell Collins has been given two U.S. Air Force contracts for service and support of KC-135 aircraft.

The first is for an avionics repair package for 4,000 line replaceable multi-mode weather radars on the service's fleet of 417 KC-135s.

The contract is for one year with three one-year options.

"This historic contract extends our successful relationship with the Air Force for upgrading and maintaining the KC-135," said Scott Gunnufson, vice president and general manager of Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

"We are absolutely committed to continuing our track record of on-time, on-budget performance with this program."

The second contract, worth $4.8 million, was issued by the Air Force's Air National Guard and is for service and support of its KC-135 Pacer CRAG avionics equipment.

Under the award, Rockwell Collins will upgrade the PACER CRAG avionics on KC-135s in a commercial, off-the-shelf modification program that eliminates the need for a navigator on most missions.

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