Aviation Training Consulting taps Rockwell Collins for Air Force B-52 bomber training system upgrades

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins, as subcontractor to Aviation Training Consulting (ATC), will assist ATC in providing training systems modifications to the B-52 Training System. The contract runs through 2024 and will ensure the Air Force’s ability to maintain crew readiness for its bomber strike force.

Air Force approaches industry for power upgrades that enable B-52H bomber to carry MIL-STD-1760-compatible weapons
Air Force approaches industry for power upgrades that enable B-52H bomber to carry MIL-STD-1760-compatible weapons

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins, as subcontractor to Aviation Training Consulting (ATC), will assist ATC in providing training systems modifications to the B-52 Training System. The contract runs through 2024 and will ensure the Air Force’s ability to maintain crew readiness for its bomber strike force.

Rockwell Collins will support ATC in restoring concurrency to the B-52 Training System by developing major system modifications to support new capabilities onboard the B-52 Bomber aircraft. Major modifications include upgrades to the cockpit procedures trainer, electronic warfare simulator, weapons systems trainer, aircrew training devices, and mission trainers.


Air Force approaches industry for power upgrades that enable B-52H bomber to carry MIL-STD-1760-compatible weaponsAir Force approaches industry for power upgrades that enable B-52H bomber to carry MIL-STD-1760-compatible weapons

“There is great need to keep the training system concurrent with the aircraft to meet emerging threat environments,” says Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of simulation & training solutions. “Rockwell Collins will be able to provide support necessary for tactical and strategic operations, all while ensuring top-notch cybersecurity solutions.”

Rockwell Collins’ portion of work under contract will be completed out of the Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions facility in Sterling, Virginia.

Rockwell Collins develops and deploys innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions for both commercial and government applications, and has expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management.

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. In its sixth decade of operational service, the B-52 continues to be a major contributor to U.S. and allied forces.

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