The U.S. Navy selected Rockwell Collins to develop E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainers to support of the 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 in service. The plane is a Northrop Grumman built aircraft for battle management command and control.

“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 for Rockwell Collins.

This is the fourth tactics trainer to be delivered by Rockwell Collins and will provide the Navy with realistic, adaptable training for the E-2D.

The system can integrate with other trainers in the U.S. and support training in Live, Virtual, Constructive environments.

The new tactics trainer will be installed at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, California. It is expected to be completed by August 2020.