Military

Rockwell Collins to Upgrade Thailand’s C-130s

By Tish Drake | January 9, 2008

Thai Aviation Industries awarded Rockwell Collins the second phase of a contract to upgrade the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF) fleet of C-130 aircraft with an integrated Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) solution. Financial terms were not disclosed. Rockwell Collins said the first phase of the program included the completion of an avionics upgrade on six C-130s and Phase 2 will include the avionics system upgrade for the final six aircraft of the C-130 fleet. Phase 2 will also include a System Integration Laboratory to support RTAF’s maintenance of the avionics system and pilot familiarization with Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 system, which provides an open systems architecture that integrates flight operations with navigation and guidance functions while providing growth for future requirements. The upgrade includes the Rockwell Collins Multi-mode Receiver, TCAS II Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System, weather radar, autopilot and communications capabilities. The upgrades will also provide required navigation performance compliance and Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast capability.

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