Rockwell Collins is to provide its fourth tactics trainer to the US Navy (USN) for the E-2D Advanced HAWKEYE, bringing realistic and adaptable training to pilots and crew.

The new E-2D Advanced HAWKEYE Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III programme has an initial contract value of U$34.5 million with a total of $85.9 million on other E-2D training systems currently in service.

“The USN will have the tools they need to maintain readiness and train personnel on the complicated mission scenarios involving the E-2D Advanced HAWKEYE,” Nick Gibbs, Vice President and General Manager of Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) for Rockwell Collins, explained. “Our expertise and experience in developing previous iterations of E-2D training systems helped us meet the USN’s exact requirements for this programme when no one else could.”

This is the fourth tactics trainer to be delivered by Rockwell Collins that will provide the USN 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, CA/USA 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.

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Rockwell Collins selected by US Navy to provide E-2D Advanced HAWKEYE Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III programme. (Photo: Rockwell Collins)

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