Embedded Avionics, Military

Northrop Grumman Awarded C-130H Contract

By Tish Drake | December 7, 2010
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Northrop Grumman was awarded a $12.7 million fixed-fee contract to provide a Real Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC) capability for Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command C-130Hs.

Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will integrate software and hardware that will enable real-time tactical information to be displayed in the C-130H cockpit and navigator station. The displays will provide information obtained from Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol (JREAP) and Situational Awareness Data Link (SADL) communications. Northrop Grumman is also installing the ARC-210 airborne military radio, which provides two-way voice and data communications and is software-operated.

Following a 12-month integration phase, Northrop Grumman will install the new RTIC capability in 32 Air National Guard C-130Hs.

The 22-month contract, which supports the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, was awarded by the Defense Micro-Electronics Activity on Sept. 28.

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