Rockwell Collins has been selected by the United States Air Force as the prime contractor for the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS). The initial contract is valued at $140 million. With options, the contract is valued at more than $300 million. CRIIS, a next-generation military test range system will replace the Advanced Range Data System currently in use at major US military test ranges and will be used to provide time, space, and position information (TSPI) and system test data to support weapons system tests for advanced aircraft, ships, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and dismounted soldiers.
According to Ron Hornish, Vice President and General Manager of Precision Strike Solutions for Rockwell Collins, "Rockwell Collins' proven technology, coupled with our open systems approach, enables the Air Force to deliver a low-risk solution for military test ranges today and for the coming decades. Ultimately, this approach gives the military the ability to more effectively test and evaluate system performance, so that those next-generation systems can be deployed to the fi eld more rapidly and with a high degree of confi dence." The Rockwell Collins development team includes Cubic Defense Applications, Honeywell, and ArgonST.