Rockwell has been awarded a modification contract to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment in support of the CH-53E programme.

The company will supply 132 units each of MT-4935 mounting bases, MT-7006 amplifier mounts, AM-7526 high-power amplifiers, MX-11745 LNA diplexers with high-power RF switches, SATCOM antennas and SATCOM antenna gaskets.

The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter is used by the US Navy for the transportation of heavy equipment and supplies for amphibious assaults.

Work under the $7.6m contract will be carried out at the company’s facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US, and is expected to be completed in July 2012.

The US Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.