Rockwell Collins Selected for Argentine AF C-130 Upgrade
Rockwell Collins’ Flight2™ avionics system has been selected for the Argentine Air Force (AAF) C-130 upgrade program. Work began in late 2014 with prime contractor L-3 Platform Integration to install the equipment on five aircraft.
“Argentine Air Force pilots will experience greater situational awareness and communications capabilities with the highly advanced avionics onboard these aircraft,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Through our work with L-3’s Platform Integration division and the Argentine Air Force, we look forward to continuing our long legacy of helping C-130 pilots achieve their missions with these important upgrades.”
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The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will provide the Argentine Air Force C-130 aircraft with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) airspace requirements currently identified.
Included in the avionics upgrade is a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, Required Navigation Performance/Area Navigation flight management system with High Altitude Release Point/Computed Air Release Point precision air drop software. Additional equipment includes an autopilot, communication and SATCOM radios, APN-241 precision ground mapping radar integration, navigation sensors and surveillance systems including Traffic Collision Avoidance System, Terrain Awareness and Warning System and digital map. The upgrade will provide the Argentine Air Force with state-of-the-art capabilities consistent with the world’s leading C-130 operators.
The first aircraft integration and installation being performed by L-3 Platform Integration, the prime contractor for this upgrade program, is at its facility in Waco, Texas. The remaining four aircraft will be upgraded at the FAdeA modification facility in Cordoba, Argentina, with L-3 support.
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