Turkish Black Hawk Helicopters Upgrade

Rockwell Collins four 6 x 8 inch multifunction displays (MFD) to be used to upgrade 58 Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter cockpits for the Turkish Armed Forces

Rockwell Collins, June 24, 2000 - CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Rockwell Collins is providing the avionics to upgrade 58 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Blackhawk helicopter cockpits.

The $28 million award represents the first application of the newly designed cockpit selected by the Turkish Armed Forces.

Rockwell Collins and Sikorsky have developed a common architecture configuration applicable for a variety of helicopter platforms, including the CH-53 and the S-92.

The cockpit features four 6 x 8 inch multifunction displays (MFD), dual flight management system (FMS) with integrated control of the flight director and an instrument panel that has been reduced in width to improve pilot field of view. It also includes weather radar, providing advance indication of turbulent weather conditions with flight path overlay.

The cockpit can be equipped with Forward Looking Infra-red (FLIR), allowing the pilot to operate through decreased visibility conditions and at night, and a moving digital map, displaying real-time aircraft position and surrounding information.

Rockwell Collins, with headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, designs, produces, markets and supports communication and aviation electronics for commercial, military and government customers. The business employs approximately 14,000 people worldwide.

Rockwell is a $7 billion electronic controls and communications company with global leadership positions in industrial automation, avionics and communications, and electronic commerce. The company employs approximately 40,000 people at more than 450 locations serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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