Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, has secured a potential $708 million contract to manufacture and engineer eight-blade propellor systems for the US Air Force’s military transport planes.
Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Collins Aerospace will supply NP2000 propellers, an electronic propeller control system and initial spares to USAF C-130 programme, the Department of Defense said Feb 17.
The IDIQ award has a firm-fixed-price provision for C-130 production support services, more than $573 million in total options and an initial obligation of $10.8 million. Work will occur at a Collins Aerospace facility in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
The NP2000 system provides propulsion for the Lockheed Martin-built C-130 platform and the Northrop Grumman E-2 airborne early-warning system.
Many Asia-Pacific nations operate the Hercules C-130 transport aircraft. – shp/adj/mgm (Pic via Raytheon)