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US Air Force KC-135R gets RTIC system

20th September 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rockwell Collins has been selected to improve the communications capabilities of the US Air Force’s KC-135R fleet with the implementation of a Real Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC) system, the company announced on 17 September.

The RTIC system will provide crew with improved situational awareness during missions.

The system leverages the Block 40 and Block 45 avionics architectures and many components of the air force's C-130 RTIC programme, and will permanently integrate Link 16 communications onto the fleet for the first time.

Dave Schreck, VP and general manager, Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins, said: ‘Pilots and boom operators will now be able to view intelligence feeds on the new avionics displays we’re providing as part of their Block 45 upgrade. With information such as enemy threats, target data and blue force locations at their fingertips, crews will gain real-time situational awareness to more effectively carry out their missions.

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