Tue, Apr 11, 2006
The U.S. Navy has
awarded a contract to Rockwell Collins for its MH-60 Weapons Load
Trainer (WLT) program. The program, valued at $26 million, calls
for Rockwell Collins to modify an existing H-60F trainer and build
four new H-60 WLTs.
"This contract demonstrates that Rockwell Collins is viewed as a
trusted provider of quality trainers for the military," said Tony
Syme, vice president of Simulation & Training Solutions for
"We look forward to providing the Navy with advanced training
technology now and in the future."
The WLTs will train aviation ordinance personnel in the
reconfiguration of the MH-60 aircraft (pictured below) to fly
various combat missions. The WLTs will allow operators to train in
loading various torpedoes and installing Hellfire weapon shapes,
sonobuoy launchers, chaff/flare dispensers, a gun turret or an
extra fuel tank.
The contract contains provisions for future upgrades, including
various anti-mine and minesweeping opportunities.
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