Rockwell Collins part of team providing aircraft, training and support for U.S. Air Force Light Air Support Mission

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 11, 2013) – Rockwell Collins today announced that it is part of the supplier network tapped by the U.S. Air Force under its recently awarded Light Air Support (LAS) contract. On Feb. 28, the U.S. Air Force announced the selection of Sierra Nevada Corporation to supply aircraft for use by the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps and other future customers. The aircraft that will be provided is the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano. The aircraft will be used for conducting flight training, aerial reconnaissance and light air support operations and is a key element of U.S. government partner-building efforts in Afghanistan and other partner nations. 

“The program reinforces our commitment to Embraer to provide industry leading navigation and communication equipment for its aircraft,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins.  “Rockwell Collins has a long history of supplying reliable, cost-effective solutions to our customers that are on time and on budget. We look forward to continuing that tradition on this program.”

The A-29 Super Tucano will be built in Jacksonville, Fla., by U.S. workers and with parts supplied by U.S. companies. Over 88 percent of the Super Tucano is made from parts supplied by U.S. companies, like Rockwell Collins. Aircraft training will be provided in Clovis, N.M.  Rockwell Collins is among over 100 U.S. suppliers in 20 states that will provide parts or services for the LAS program. More information about the A-29 Super Tucano and the LAS program is available at www.BuiltForTheMission.com.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 19,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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