Barco Control Display Unit Order for C-27J JCA
The Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program was commissioned by the US Department of Defense to revitalize the aviation assets of the Armed Forces in view of their current and anticipated needs. The airframe will be operated both by the US Army and the US Air Force. The Army will use the JCA to replace its ageing C-12 Hurons, C-23 Sherpas and C-26 Metroliners. In the Air Force cargo fleet, the new airframes will complement the existing C-130 Hercules.
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The 78 aircraft currently anticipated to be ordered will be equipped with Barco's latest generation CDMS-3000 Control Display Unit, featuring a pioneering 3 x 4 inch AMLCD panel with VGA resolution. Equipped with the latest LCD technology, the CDMS-3000 combines high brightness and contrast with compact dimensions, low weight and excellent energy efficiency.
L-3 Communications preferred Barco's CDMS-3000 over other CDUs because of its modular, open MOSArt architecture. This enables customers to develop or integrate their own avionics applications, or easily upgrade an existing application to meet future needs. Another driving factor was the display's backward compatibility with the units operated on the current C-27J and C-130J fleet.
Source : Barco