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Rockwell Collins Wins Contract to Upgrade Argentine Air Force C-130s

By Juliet Van Wagenen | April 15, 2015
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Argentine Air Force C-130
Argentine Air Force C-130. Photo: Wikipedia

[Avionics Today 04-15-2015] The Argentine Air Force (AAF) has selected Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 avionics system for its C-130 upgrade program. Work on the program began in late 2014 with prime contractor L-3 Platform Integration to install the equipment on five aircraft. The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will provide the Argentine Air Force C-130 aircraft with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS )/Air Traffic Management (ATM) airspace requirements currently identified.

Included in the avionics upgrade is a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, and a Flight Management System (FMS) with High Altitude Release Point (HARP)/Computed Air Release Point (CARP) precision air drop software. Additional equipment includes an autopilot, communication and satcom radios, APN-241 precision ground mapping radar integration, navigation sensors and surveillance systems including a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) and digital map.

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