The CH-47F Chinook helicopter

AMCOM Signs Rockwell to Maintain Chinook Fleet

Nov. 14, 2018
A new five-year contract provides maintenance and upgrades for AMCOM’s Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) on the CH-47F Chinook helicopter fleet.

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) Logistics Center (ALC) signed a five-year contract with Rockwell Collins to upgrade and maintain the Common Avionics Architecture Systems (CAAS) on the Army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopter fleet. CAAS, which was adopted by the U.S. Army as the standard for the CH-47F cockpit avionics systems, provides flight crews with situational awareness data during missions. The system integrated multiple communications, navigation and mission subsystems through its flexible Flight 2  open systems architecture and is currently fielded on more than 500 aircraft worldwide. 

“With this contract, we’re able to upgrade the first generation of CAAS hardware at substantial cost savings to the Army,” said Rod Hall, principal program manager, Rotary Wing Services for Rockwell Collins. “Additionally, by including repair capabilities for the latest configuration of CAAS hardware, we’re able to expand the breadth of support provided, which increases the functionality to end users.”

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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