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Rockwell Collins avionics picked for C-130 upgrade

April 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM   |   Comments

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 22 (UPI) -- Three C-130 aircraft of the Omani air force undergoing upgrade are to be fitted with Rockwell Collins' Flight2 avionics system.

The Flight2 avionics system will give the aircraft unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management airspace requirements.

"Royal Air Force of Oman 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 ST Aerospace and the Royal Air Force of Oman, we look forward to continuing our long legacy of helping C-130 pilots achieve their missions with these important upgrades."

Inclusion of the system is to begin this year in Singapore, where ST Aerospace is modernizing the aircraft.

Included in the avionics upgrade are new primary flight displays, a new flight management system, autopilot, communication radios, navigation sensors and surveillance systems, a terrain awareness and warning system and digital map.

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