Esterline CMC Electronics has been awarded a contract by Borsigh to supply its TacView Portable Mission Display for the U.S. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command Real Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC) Full Rate Production (FRP) program. The contract covers dual installations of the TacView system on board a total of 56 C-130Hs with the potential for follow-on options. Deliveries will begin in this month and will be completed by October.
The production portion of the C-130H RTIC program follows a successful Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase during which dual TacView systems were installed on 48 C-130H aircraft. CMC is also supporting the upcoming installation of a third TacView system at the navigator’s station on RTIC equipped C-130s.
According to the company, TacView, which was designed for harsh environments, hosts applications that provide situational awareness and reduce cockpit workload. TacView can interface with a number of radio and satcom data link systems, and provides access to moving maps, mission planning systems, approach plates, checklists, flight and maintenance manuals, frequency and call sign lists, passenger and cargo manifests as well as any other customer created “Windows” based applications, software and documents.