Military Embedded Systems

National Guard RC-26B ISR aircraft to get avionics refresh from Elbit


February 15, 2019

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

US Army photo/Staff Sgt. Marvin Cornell

FORT WORTH. M7 Aerospace LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America, will provide an avionics refresh for the U.S. Air National Guard's RC-26B fixed-wing aircraft used for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations.

The sub-contract from Support Systems Associates, Inc. (SSAI) is valued up to $22 million, with an initial $5 million in funds already released for the first order. The contract includes avionics engineering, design, integration, modification, test, and maintenance for the technically advanced aircraft.

M7 Aerospace, through type certificate ownership, is the original equipment manufacturer of the RC-26B aircraft, officials report. The program will be performed by 2021 from San Antonio, Texas.


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