CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 6 Oct. 2016. U.S. Army officials has selected Rockwell Collins to handle the maintenance, repair, and upgrade of MFD-268C4 multifunction display (MFD) units for the Army’s UH-60M Black Hawk military helicopter fleet under a five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This is a follow-on contract that continues the Army’s relationship with Rockwell Collins for long-term support of the program, which includes up to 2,160 displays.
Installed on the Army’s UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, the MFD-268C4 displays provide advanced graphic engines, safety-critical processing, and Active Matrix LCD technologies, as well as multiple video interfaces. Proven in over 10 years of operational use, MFD units deliver primary flight and mission display functions for the Black Hawk’s demanding multimission role. The MFD-268C4 displays are based on the proven Open System Architecture design features of the Flight2 product line.
"Whether the displays are in need of an upgrade, repair, or modification, this agreement provides Army UH-60M operators peace of mind that we'll get them operational as soon as possible,” explains Thierry Tosi, vice president and general manager, Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins.
The MFD-268C4 displays will be repaired in Rockwell Collins’ Atlanta Service Center, which processes 1,300 customer goods per month, consisting of 450 different equipment types from 550 different customers. The equipment that is repaired, modified, and upgraded ranges from displays, flight controls, weather radar, and navigation equipment to Flight Management Systems and communications equipment. The Service Center was established in 1975 and services the Air Transport, Regional, Government, and Military markets.
The firm-fixed-price contract covers repairs and service bulletins for MFD-268C4 displays in all of the Army’s UH-60M Black Hawks including those used by UH-60M foreign military sales customers.
Rockwell Collins develops and deploys aviation and high-integrity solutions for both commercial and government applications and offers expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries.
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