Military Embedded Systems

Argentina's C-130 aircraft to get avionics facelift from Rockwell Collins


April 20, 2015

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

RIO DE JANEIRO. The Argentine air force (AAF) announced that it will use the Flight2 avionics system from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the country's C-130 upgrade program. Work already started the end of last year with L-3 Platform Integration, prime contractor for the upgrade program, installing equipment on five aircraft.

The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will give the AAFC-130 aircraft unrestricted access to global airspace by complying with Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) airspace requirements currently identified.

The upgrade provides a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays and a Required Navigation Performance/Area Navigation flight management system with High Altitude Release Point/Computed Air Release Point precision air drop software. Other upgrade features include communication and SATCOM radios, an autopilot, navigation sensors and surveillance systems with a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), APN-241 precision ground mapping radar integration, a Terrain Awareness and Warning System, and a digital map.

The first aircraft integration was performed at L-3 Platform Integration's Waco, Texas facility. The remaining four aircraft will be upgraded at the FAdeA modification facility in Cordoba, Argentina, with L-3 support.


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