Rockwell Collins has secured a contract from the Eglin Air Force Base’s Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) Program Office to provide field support, repair and security maintenance.

Under the three-year Interim Contractor Support (ICS) contract, the company will provide traditional product maintenance and repair, training, logistics, and sparing support for the currently fielded CRIIS programme.

In April, Rockwell was contracted to support the second production lot of the CRIIS.

The equipment supports a variety of platforms, including advanced fifth-generation aircraft.

The latest contract also covers quarterly reviews and updates for the system security controls to maintain compliance with the applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).

The programme will allow test ranges to stay certified under the new Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the legacy Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), according to Rockwell.

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"We’ll be doing periodic system updates under the RMF process through ICS so the ranges will always have a current authority to operate."

Rockwell Collins Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Solutions vice-president and general manager Troy Brunk said: “RMF provides a disciplined and structured process to integrate information security and risk management activities.

“We’ll be doing periodic system updates under the RMF process through ICS so the ranges will always have a current authority to operate.”

Rockwell will work with CRIIS System Program Office personnel and the Department of Defense (DoD) test and training range personnel to ensure the multiple independent levels of security (MILS) certifications completed will continue to meet the DoD’s needs for advanced and high assurance security operational requirements.

Rockwell Collins said it is the prime contractor and systems integrator for the next-generation military test range system that will replace the Advanced Range Data System (ARDS) currently in use at major US military test ranges.

Image: New contract provides continued support for the currently fielded CRIIS programme for airforce, navy and army test ranges. Photo: courtesy of Rockwell Collins.