US Navy taps Rockwell Collins for Hawkeye tactics trainer
The US Navy has selected Rockwell Collins to provide a new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III program.
The initial contract is valued at $34.5 million with a total of $85.9 million on other E-2D training systems currently in service.
“The Navy will have the tools they need to maintain readiness and train personnel on the complicated mission scenarios involving the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) for Rockwell Collins. “Our expertise and experience in developing previous iterations of E-2D training systems helped us meet the Navy’s exact requirements for this program when no one else could.”
This is the fourth tactics trainer to be delivered by Rockwell Collins that will provide the Navy with realistic, adaptable training for the E-2D. The system can be integrated with other trainers throughout the US and can support high-fidelity training in a live, virtual, constructive (LVC) environment. The new tactics trainer will be installed at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, California and is expected to be completed by August 2020.
Beyond the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, Rockwell Collins’ proven training systems are adaptable and address the needs of other platforms performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), maritime patrol, and airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) special missions.