Rockwell Collins To Provide Training, Support of USAF’s LAS Contract
06:11 PM, April 11, 2013
Rockwell Collins today announced that it is part of the supplier network tapped by the U.S. Air Force under its recently awarded Light Air Support (LAS) contract. On Feb. 28, the U.S. Air Force announced the selection of Sierra Nevada Corporation to supply aircraft for use by the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps and other future customers.
The aircraft that will be provided is the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano. The aircraft will be used for conducting flight training, aerial reconnaissance and light air support operations and is a key element of U.S. government partner-building efforts in Afghanistan and other partner nations.
“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.”
The A-29 Super Tucano will be built in Jacksonville, Fla., by U.S. workers and with parts supplied by U.S. companies. Over 88 percent of the Super Tucano is made from parts supplied by U.S. companies, like Rockwell Collins.