Collins Aerospace Lands Potential $708m Air Force C-130 Propeller Manufacturing, Engineering Services

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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)