ROCKWELL COLLINS DEMONSTRATES TECHNOLOGY
3 Oct 02. Rockwell Collins’ Industry-Leading Communication, Information Connectivity Solutions Enable Total Battle Space Situational Awareness for the Military – Leveraging proud 70-year heritage in communication, navigation, display, integrated system technologies.
Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) provides industry-leading communication and information connectivity solutions for all branches of the U.S. military and allied military forces worldwide, enabling total battle space situational awareness.
For more than 70 years, Rockwell Collins has been at the forefront of research, development, integration and fielding of key technologies for its customers. By leveraging technologies across commercial and military market segments, coupled with its diverse product portfolio and world-class service and support business, Rockwell Collins is enabling several key Objective Force programs for the U.S. Army. The success of this strategy has resulted in a threefold increase in business with the U.S. Army over the last year.
As the U.S. Army’s next-generation technologies evolve, Rockwell Collins will continue to support the highly reliable legacy products that provide a proven solution during the transition to a tactical battle space network. Collins ARC-220 is the standard HF communications system on Army aircraft, including the CH-47, UH-60 and AH-64. The Collins Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR) is the Army’s standard for ground GPS applications. And the company continues to lead the way with complex manportable MILSTAR terminals.
As an emerging leader in tactical communications, Rockwell Collins plays a significant role in the development of the revolutionary wireless communications network for the U.S. Army. A key component to the tactical battle space network is the recently awarded Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Cluster 1 program, which incorporates the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW). As one of two producers of the industry’s first JTRS-compliant software-defined radio communications system, Rockwell Collins is participating in the Army ACAT-1D level program as a member of the Boeing team.
The JTRS technology will be used to field radios for all Army ground vehicles, rotary-wing aircraft and the Air Force Tactical Control Party (TACP) elements. With approximately 100,000 radios to be fielded domestically, JTRS will be the primary terrestrial communications system for the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) and Objective Force.
The company has also been selected to fill a critical networking role for the U.S. Army’s Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) program as a member of the General Dynamics C4 Systems team. Rockwell Collins’ support will ensure critical messages are prioritized, transferred and received throughout the tactical battle space network.
In addition, the company is leveraging the technology investments gained from CECOM’s Multifunctional On-the-Move Secure Adaptive Integrated Communications (MOSAIC) program to WIN-T. Rockwell Collins is currently executing on two MOSAIC contracts for CECOM. Included in these efforts is the ability to provide significant enhancements in ad hoc networking and Quality of Service capabilities for self-organized wireless environments.
These key programs will enhance situational awareness and improve overall mission effectiveness of all ground and Army airborne operations by providing the U.S. Army with a fast, reliable exchange of information within an expanded communication network.
Rockwell Collins continues to participate in strategically important Army programs by providing the military forces with flexibility, reduced total lifecycle costs and lower costs for technology insertion and supportability. Another significant achievement has been the development of a Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS). This architecture is designed to provide the Army Sp