Marshall to upgrade Austrian C-130K avionics
Marshall Aerospace and Defence has been awarded a multimillion-pound contract by the Austrian Air Force to upgrade and modernise the avionics of its three C-130K aircraft.
The company had carried out a Night Vision System modernisation on the fleet in 2017 and will now perform work on the electronic flight instrument system displays, standby instrument and flight management systems.
Duncan Aldridge, Managing Director of Marshall’s Military Aerospace business, said: ‘The Austrian Air Force is an important customer and we know that their C-130K fleet is used extensively to perform supply tasks in support of their troops around the globe.’
In 2003, the Austrian Air Force purchased the three C-130Ks from the UK MoD as the RAF transitioned to the C-130J model.
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