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MAV6 selects Rockwell Collins for Blue Devil Block II program

MAV6 selects Rockwell Collins for Blue Devil Block II program

WASHINGTON (Aug. 17, 2011) - Rockwell Collins is playing a key role on the U.S. Air Force Blue Devil Block II unmanned aerial system (UAS) by providing a full suite of systems that will enable the 335-foot-long airship to provide persistent surveillance for the military.

The U.S. Air Force awarded the $86.2 million Blue Devil Block II development contract to MAV6, a defense technology company, who chose Rockwell Collins to equip the airship with a flight control system, vehicle control system and radios. In addition, Rockwell Collins’ networking solutions will provide real-time, ad hoc communications capability for the program. Rockwell Collins will also provide the ground control station leveraging capabilities from the company’s Simulation & Training Solutions business for the Blue Devil Block II program.

“The Blue Devil Block II provides a surveillance network that will coordinate with other airships and UAVs for full continuous coverage over a large area,” said Dave Vos, senior director of UAS and Control Technologies for Rockwell Collins. “We are combining solutions from our broad portfolio of communication and navigation and control systems offerings for this program.”

Rockwell Collins delivers comprehensive communication, navigation and flight control capabilities for the UAS market in the U.S. and throughout the world. The Blue Devil Block II is the latest UAS platform program Rockwell Collins will provide with reliable, cost-effective solutions.

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to U.S. Air Force spending and budgetary policies; potential cancellation or amendments of awards or orders by the U.S. Air Force; challenges in the design, development and production of advanced technologies; and competitive product and pricing pressures; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in the Rockwell Collins Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including without limitation the Rockwell Collins Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2010, and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof.

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