facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Upgrade of Thailand's C-130s completed

Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:52 AM   |   Comments

SINGAPORE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Avionics aboard Thailand's C-130 aircraft have been upgraded by Rockwell Collins and partner Thai Aviation Industries.

The work on 12 Thai air force C-130s took place over a five-year period.

"Rockwell Collins is unmatched in providing advanced avionics upgrades for C-130s," said Dave Nieuwsma, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. "With the completion of this program, we have provided cockpit and avionics upgrades to more than 150 C-130 aircraft around the world."

The aircraft were outfitted with Rockwell's Flight2 avionics system. New primary flight displays were installed as well as a flight management system, autopilot, communication radios, navigation sensors and surveillance systems, including weather radar, a system for traffic collision avoidance and a digital map system.

Rockwell said the installation and testing of the components was conducted by TAI at a Thai air base.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Brazil assessing capabilities of Russian air defense system
2
U.S. Navy receives first low-rate production RAM Bock 2 missile
3
City of London Police get Kaspersky Lab training
4
Iran vetting oil customers
5
Zephyr 7 UAS chalks up new achievement
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback