Oman Air Force picks Rockwell system
Dubai, May 9, 2013
US-based provider of avionics and information technology, Rockwell Collins’, Flight2 Avionics System has been selected for the Royal Air Force of Oman’s C-130 upgrade programme.
The equipment will be installed on three aircraft with work scheduled to begin soon, a statement from the company said.
“Royal Air Force of Oman pilots will experience greater situational awareness and communications capabilities with the highly advanced avionics onboard these aircraft,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins.
“Through our work with ST Aerospace and the Royal Air Force of Oman, we look forward to continuing our long legacy of helping C-130 pilots achieve their missions with these important upgrades.”
The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will provide the Royal Air Force of Oman C-130 aircraft with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting communication, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) airspace requirements that are currently identified.
Included in the avionics upgrade are new primary flight displays, state-of-the-art flight management system, autopilot, communication radios, navigation sensors and surveillance systems including MultiScan hazard detection weather radar, traffic alert collision avoidance system, terrain awareness and warning system and digital map.
The upgrade will provide the Oman Air Force with state-of-the-art capabilities consistent with the world’s leading C-130 operators, the statement said.
Aircraft installation and integration will be performed by ST Aerospace, the prime contractor for this upgrade programme, at its facility in Singapore. – TradeArabia News Service
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