Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) will provide the U.S. Air Force with a flight control system, vehicle control system and radios for an unmanned aerial aircraft as a subcontractor on a $86.2 million contract.
The company’s networking solutions will enable real-time adhoc communications for the Blue Devil block II.
Rockwell Collins will also provide ground control station capabilities for simulation and training.
“The Blue Devil block II provides a surveillance network that will coordinate with other airships and UAVs for full continuous coverage over a large area, ” said Dave Vos, senior director of UAS and control technologies for Rockwell Collins. “We are combining solutions from our broad portfolio of communication and navigation and control systems offerings for this program.”