Rockwell Collins awarded follow-on order from U.S. Army for 101 HMS Manpack radios

Soldiers from the B Detachment, 4th Financial Management Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, head home after making sure to use every available ray of daylight to train.

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office C3T has selected Rockwell Collins to produce 101 Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor (HMS) Manpack radios and ancillaries beginning this month.

  • AN/PRC 162 completes customer testing, field-based risk reduction test to follow
  • Production begins this month
  • Company has served as premier radio provider for the DoD for decades

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Aug. 03, 2017) – The U.S. Army Program Executive Office C3T has selected Rockwell Collins to produce 101 Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor (HMS) Manpack radios and ancillaries beginning this month. The award is a follow-on to a contract awarded last spring to Rockwell Collins, which qualified the company to compete for the potential 10-year, $12.7 billion HMS Manpack radio program.

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Lockheed Martin Closes In On Shrinking the Telescope, Reveals First Images from Instrument as Thick as a Pen Cap

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today revealed the first images from an experimental, ultra-thin optical instrument, showing it could be possible to shrink space telescopes to a sliver of the size of today’s systems while maintaining equivalent resolution.

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Two-wheeled aerobatics to kick off “Bike & Style” at Munich Airport

There’s more than one way of getting airborne at Munich Airport: a bike will work, too. This Friday afternoon will mark the start of “Bike & Style” in the Munich Airport Center Forum. It will represent a first for the airport: from now until Sunday August 20, it will be the hub of the international mountain biking scene.

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The Last Year of the Luftwaffe, May 1944 – May 1945

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The brief career of the Nazi Luftwaffe ran from the Spanish Civil War to the apex of power, with the victory in the Battle for France, the check, by the Battle of Britain and the increasingly fast slide to defeat. In 1944 the promise of new wonder weapons lay against the reality of losing air superiority in the skies over the Homeland and the similar defeat on the Eastern Front . – Highly Recommended.


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Regency Spies, Secret Histories of Britain’s Rebels & Revolutionaries

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The author is building an impressive portfolio of social history books and this is a very interesting addition to her list. The period from the 1790s to the early 1800s was a particularly dangerous period for British society. The French were a natural threat, but there were also many other revolutionary concepts developing. – Highly Recommended.


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