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Army Picks Rockwell Collins Gear

August 21, 2002

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) _ Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide aircraft displays for more than 1,200 of the Army’s Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters.

The Cedar Rapids-based aviation electronics and communications system manufacturer expects more than $225 million in sales over the 20-year life of the program.

Rockwell Collins and Sikorsky have signed a letter of intent and are working to finalize the agreement, Rockwell officials said Wednesday in a news release.

Rockwell Collins has developed digital battlefield technology that is easily upgraded which can help reduce equipment costs for the military, said Greg Churchill, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

``The company is well-positioned with effective solutions for digital technology implementation across the military,″ Churchill said.

Rockwell Collins was recently chosen by the U.S. Army as one of two producers of the Joint Tactical Radio System, a family of software programmable tactical radios that will provide the military with voice, data and video capability.

In trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, Rockwell Collins shares gained 40 cents to close at $22.70.


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