CMC Wins C-130T Contract

By Tish Drake | July 16, 2009
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Esterline CMC Electronics was awarded a contract by BAE Systems to supply its portable mission display TacView for U.S. Navy C-130T aircraft. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. According to the company, the Navy will employ two TacView systems per cockpit installation to facilitate paperless cockpit functionality, including aircraft data, procedure manuals and interactive electronic charts. The Navy currently operates 19 C-130T tankers. TacView consists of a night-vision imaging system-compatible smart display and companion power supply/interface module. Some of the functions that can be hosted by TacView include tactical data-link display for network-centric communications, portable mission planning, digital moving map, real-time weather imagery, electronic aeronautical charts and sensor imaging, CMC said.

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