Military

Pakistan Taps Rockwell Collins for Flight2 Upgrade

By S.L. Fuller | April 3, 2017

A C-130E from the 2nd Airlift Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C., flies over the Atlantic Ocean along the North Carolina coast. The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the intratheater portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for paradropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Howard Blair)

A C-130E flies over the Atlantic Ocean along the North Carolina coast. The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the intratheater portion of the airlift mission. Photo: U.S. Air Force

Rockwell Collins is set to provide the Pakistan Air Force with its Flight2 system as an upgrade for up to 11 Lockheed C-130E and 5 C-130Bs, the company said. Through foreign military sales, Rockwell Collins would provide the integrated avionics suite, along with training and technical support during installation.

“Pakistan Air Force pilots will experience greater situational awareness and communications capabilities with the highly advanced avionics onboard these aircraft,” says Dave Schreck, VP and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

The upgrade includes:

  • Required navigation performance area navigation flight management system with high altitude release point and computed air release point precision airdrop software
  • Glass cockpit with new primary flight displays
  • Autopilot
  • Very high frequency
  • High frequency
  • Satellite communication capabilities
  • Navigation sensors
  • Weather radar
  • Traffic collision avoidance system
  • Terrain awareness and warning system
  • Digital map

Work is to be performed in Pakistan with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2020.

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