Collins Aerospace adds navigation receivers on Boeing T-7A Red Hawk
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), has been selected by Boeing to provide its proven NAV-4500 navigation receivers for the T-7A Red Hawk, the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) new advanced pilot training system in development by both Boeing and Saab.
This award builds on previously announced Collins Aerospace positions on the T-7A, including its ACES 5® ejection seat; the platform‘s fully integrated landing gear system; various Power & Controls components, including the aircraft’s Power Take Off (PTO) shaft, Auxiliary Power Engine Control Unit (APECU), engine start system and Main Electric Power Generation System (MEPGS); as well as air data, ice detection and total air temperature sensors.
By selecting the NAV-4500, Boeing brings Collins Aerospace’s commercial technology proven over multiple generations of aircraft to its T-7A program. These navigation receivers package the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) and Instrument Landing System (ILS) radio signals, glideslope and marker beacon into a single, space-saving product designed for simple and flexible installation via a remote mount.