Rockwell Collins selected for Pakistan Air Force C-130 upgrade
Defence and aerospace specialist Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 avionics system has been selected by the Pakistan Air Force for the upgrade of up to 11 C-130E and five C-130B aircraft.
The company, which is headquartered in Iowa, will provide the integrated avionics suite along with training and technical support during installation. Additional support includes consolidated flight manuals, checklists and maintenance supplements required to operate and maintain the fleet.
Work will be performed in Pakistan and is expected to be complete by the end of 2020.
The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will provide the Pakistan C-130 aircraft with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting current Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management airspace requirements.
Included in the avionics upgrade is a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation flight management system with High Altitude Release Point and Computed Air Release Point precision airdrop software.
The upgrade will provide the Pakistan Air Force with state-of-the-art capabilities consistent with the world’s leading C-130 operators.
Dave Schreck, Vice President and General Manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins, said: “Pakistan Air Force pilots will experience greater situational awareness and communications capabilities with the highly advanced avionics onboard these aircraft. Through our work with the Pakistan Air Force, we look forward to continuing our long legacy of helping C-130 pilots achieve their missions with these important upgrades.”
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