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Indo Defence 2018: InfoGlobal’s EFD poised for the skies

9th November 2018 - 02:04 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Jakarta

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Testing of InfoGlobal’s electronic flight display (EFD-5.5) is ramping up further to an explicit interest from the Indonesian Air Force for its C-130 Hercules, Shephard has learnt.

According to Tomy Dwinanto, account manager at InfoGlobal, development of the EFD-5.5 began in earnest in April of this year.

Currently, in the throes of testing, the entirety of this part of the programme from the laboratory tests to flight is estimated to take between one to two months.

There has been an unofficial commitment Dwinanto said from the country's air force on producing the systems to be integrated on to its Hercules fleet.

He said if successful it could equate to 24 EFDs to support four aircraft.

‘The Indonesian Air Force has promised to sign for the EFDs next year,’ Dwinanto confirmed.

It would take three months to produce six systems, so this would mean all 24 EFDs could be delivered within 12 months.

EFD-5.5 displays navigational data and radar on Hercules aircraft comprising of an attitude direction indicator; horizontal situation indicator; and radar display unit modes. It weighs in at 3.26kg.

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