Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins has been awarded the first of three phases in a U.S. Army program to develop the Degraded Visual Environment Pilotage System for the Army's Special Operations Aviation Regiment helicopters. The program is aimed to give pilots the ability to see through hazards such as dust, fog and snow, said Troy Brunk, vice president and general aviation manager of airborne solutions at Rockwell Collins, in a press release. The three-phase program is set for a completion date of 2018. More information on the program can be found online.