Rockwell Collins to Provide New E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Navy to provide a new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III program, the company reported Nov. 20. 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 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 U.S. and can support high-fidelity training in a Live, Virtual, Constructive environment. The new tactics trainer will be installed at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, Calif., and is expected to be completed by August 2020.