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Boeing Taps Rockwell Collins to Supply KC-46A Tanker Systems

Boeing Taps Rockwell Collins to Supply KC-46A Tanker Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing Taps Rockwell Collins to Supply KC-46A Tanker Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting eventRockwell Collins has been chosen to provide integrated flight displays, communications, navigation, surveillance, networking and flight control systems for KC-46A tankers that Boeing will build for the U.S. Air Force.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins said Wednesday its Remote Vision System  comprises two- and three-dimensional vision technologies that will work to aid the KC-46A aircraft’s refueling function.

RVS is designed to help boom operators refuel military aircraft in all weather conditions and time of day, the company added.

Boeing received a $2.12 billion contract modification from the Air Force in January to build 15 KC-46A multirole tankers and supply two spare engines, five wing refueling pod kits and data.

Initial deliveries of KC-46A will start later this year as part of the Air Force’s plan to replace its current tanker fleet.

Rockwell Collins will also provide a tactical situational awareness system processor and signal data concentrator network for the military branch’s future tankers.

Boeing aims to produce 179 KC-46A aircraft for the Air Force to help refuel allied and coalition military aircraft and carry passengers, cargo and patients.

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