The U.S. Navy has selected Rockwell Collins to supply its new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III program. 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 E-2D provides increased mission readiness through integrated training with other simulation systems throughout the U.S.
“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 (STS) 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 program. The system can be integrated with other trainers throughout the U.S. and can support high-fidelity training in a live, virtual, constructive (LVC) environment. It will be installed at Naval Base Ventura County (Point Mugu, Calif.), with completion expected by August 2020. Rockwell Collins’ training systems address the needs of a wide range of defense systems, including platforms performing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), maritime patrol, and airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) special missions.