Pakistan’s C-130 to get Flight2 upgrade
The Pakistan Air Force has selected Rockwell Collins' Flight2 system to upgrade avionics equipment on its C-130 aircraft, the company announced on 31 March.
The Flight2 avionics system will be supplied for 11 C-130E and five C-130B aircraft through the US government's foreign military sales office.
The system includes a full glass cockpit with new flight displays, Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation flight management system with High Altitude Release Point and Computed Air Release Point precision airdrop software. Additional equipment includes a modern digital autopilot, VHF, HF and SATCOM communications, navigation sensors and safety and surveillance systems including weather radar, traffic collision avoidance system, terrain awareness and warning system and digital map.
The equipment will give Pakistan's C-130 fleet unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting current communication, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management airspace requirements.
Rockwell Collins will provide the integrated avionics suite with training and technical support during installation. Additional support will include consolidated flight manuals, checklists and maintenance supplements required to operate and maintain the fleet.
The work is expected to be complete by December 2020.
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