January 19, 2016 (by Asif Shamim) - Rockwell Collins has been awarded a $30,727,886 contract for work on the Pakistani Air Force fleet of C-130 aircraft.
Pakistan Air Force L-382B Hercules #4144 from 6 Sqn seen at RIAT on 15 July 2006 sporting a special paint and wrap scheme for the Earthquake relief carried out in 2005. [Photo by Asif Shamim]
The contract will cover the design, manufacture, and technical support during installation and delivery of 11 C-130E model kits and five C-130B integrated avionics suites and kits.
Additionally, Rockwell Collins shall develop, validate, and deliver consolidated B/E flight manual and associated checklists, and maintenance supplements required to operate, maintain, and sustain the PAF C-130 fleet.
This contract comes through a foreign military sale to Pakistan approved by the U.S. Department of Defense, with the work to be carried out at Nur Khan Air Base, Islamabad and is expected to be complete by December 31, 2020.