Rockwell Collins selected by U.S. Navy for new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer

Rockwell Collins will provide its fourth tactics trainer to the U.S. Navy for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, bringing realistic and adaptable training to pilots and crew

  • One of the most advanced aircraft training suites in the world
  • Increases mission readiness through integrated training with other simulators throughout the U.S.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 20, 2017) – Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Navy to provide a new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III program. The initial contract is valued at $34.5 million with a total of $85.9 million on other E-2D training systems currently in service.

“The Navy will have the tools they need to maintain readiness and train personnel on the complicated mission scenarios involving the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) for Rockwell Collins. “Our expertise and experience in developing previous iterations of E-2D training systems helped us meet the Navy’s exact requirements for this program when no one else could.”

This is the fourth tactics trainer to be delivered by Rockwell Collins that will provide the Navy with realistic, adaptable training for the E-2D. The system can be integrated with other trainers throughout the U.S. and can support high-fidelity training in a Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) environment. The new tactics trainer will be installed at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, California and is expected to be completed by August 2020.

Beyond the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, Rockwell Collins’ proven training systems are adaptable and address the needs of other platforms performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), maritime patrol, and airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) special missions.

U.S. Air Force to advance its F-16 communications capabilities with next-generation radio from Rockwell Collins


  • First airborne V/UHF radio to be certified with Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 29, 2017) – A U.S. Air Force F-16 will be the first to be equipped with Rockwell Collins’ next-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) networked communications airborne radio, the first ever to include Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and support Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities.

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Wizz Air Acquires Additional Slots at London Luton

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London, 29 November 2017: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that, following the acquisition of a number of take-off and landing slots from Monarch Airlines, it will increase its fleet at London Luton by two aircraft to a total of seven aircraft.

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With a Rise in Natural Disasters and Active Shooters, an Embry-Riddle Team Seeks to Protect More Lives during Evacuations

Cars jam interstate 45 and cross streets during the evacuation from Hurricane Rita Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, near Ennis, Texas. (Photo by Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) HOUCHRON CAPTION (10/06/2005) SECNEWS COLORFRONT: PARKING LOT: Hurricane Rita evacuees jam Interstate 45. About 96 percent of evacuees fled by car, and 18 percent of them headed north on I-45, making it the area’s most-used freeway during the flight to safety. HOUCHRON CAPTION (10/17/2005) SECMETRO COLORFRONT: Officials offer ideas on controlling traffic bottlenecks like those during the Hurricane Rita evacuation.

A consortium of universities, including Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is researching more efficient ways to evacuate during emergencies

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ­— Evacuations are becoming more common place whether it’s the exodus of millions of people during Hurricanes Irma and Katrina or the recent mass shootings in Texas and Las Vegas.

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New Alert Logic Product Blocks WordPress Exploits, Announced at AWS re:Invent

Prepackaged Rule Groups Provide Immediate Vulnerability Coverage for Highly Exploitable Content Management System

LONDON, UK – November 30, 2017 – Alert Logic, Inc. a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for cloud environments, yesterday announced, at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, the availability of Alert Logic Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF – Virtual Patches for WordPress.  The new offering is designed to help customers that use AWS WAF to protect their environments from the Add Newmost recent exploitable WordPress vulnerabilities.

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Cybersecurity Needs: Should Orgs Build or Buy a SOC?

As cyberattacks become more frequent and devastating, many organizations are quickly devising plans to protect against inevitable threats that could jeopardize their business.  However, with that comes the common dilemma of building their own Security Operations Center (SOC) using their own staff, technology, and resources versus enlisting the help of a technology partner.

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