Rockwell Collins to Provide AF with Navigation and Comm Equipment; Troy Brunk Comments

Rockwell collins logoRockwell Collins has been selected to provide the U.S. Air Force with navigation and communication equipment for the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano aircraft.

The contract comes under the Light Air Support project awarded to Sierra Nevada Corp. on Feb. 28, which includes aircraft, training and support for the USAF’s LAS mission, Rockwell Collins said Thursday.

“The program reinforces our commitment to (provide aircraft equipment for) Embraer,” said Troy Brunk, Rockwell Collins vice president and general manager of airborne systems.

Aircraft manufacture will take place in Jacksonville, Fla., and aircraft training will occur in Clovis, N.M.

The company said the Super Tucano will be used for flight simulation, aerial patrols and light attack operations of the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps and future clients.

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