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.