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First Supersonic Fighters Get Garmin G3000 Flight Deck Upgrade

Garmin's G300 flight deck with dual touchscreens. Photo courtesy of Garmin

Defense Contractor Tactical Air Support (TacAir) has selected flight deck featuring a Garmin G3000 flight display and dual touchscreen monitors to update its supersonic Northrop F-5 light fighters.

Garmin said that initial installations are underway with the work being performed by Nevada-based Aviation Classics, and first flight is expected later in 2018. This is the first use of a G3000 on a supersonic fighter; it will be replacing analog instruments in TacAir's fleet of more than 20 F-5s.

The G3000 features TAWS, ADS-B traffic/weather, CNS/ATM and synthetic vision. The F-5s are used for training and tactics development.

Garmin will be exhibiting at the Farnborough Airshow in Hall 3, booth 3400.

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