Rockwell Collins has been granted a $30 million contract to provide manufacturing and technical services for the C-130 fleet upgradation of the
Pakistan Air Force.
Rockwell Collins, Inc. is a large American multinational company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is primarily known for providing avionics and information technology systems and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers.
Other than providing technical support, training and installation services, the contract also includes the delivery of 11 C-130E model kits and five C-130B integrated avionics suites and kits.Furthermore, it will also be developing a consolidated flight manual for C-130 E and B variants along with checklists and maintenance supplements to enable the PAF manage their fleet.
The contract is outcome of Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Pakistan. The work will be performed at the Nur Khan Base in Rawalpindi/Islamabad.
In the PAF, the C-130 aircraft are being used for transportation of troops, equipment and additional supplies, and for humanitarian and disaster relief missions whenever required.