Elbit Systems’ TF/TA declared operational onboard C-130
Elbit Systems’ new Terrain Following and Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) system has been declared operational onboard the C-130 aircraft of an unidentified air force, the company announced on 28 February 2019.
The systems’ operational confirmation onboard the C-130 follows an extensive flight testing and verification by Special Operations pilots.
Elbit Systems’ TF/TA system enables military transport aircraft to safely conduct low altitude flights in instrument meteorological conditions.
The TF/TA system combines high resolution ground mapping data from an onboard terrain following radar that is complimented by a digital terrain elevation database, offering high manoeuvrability. The system’s real-time terrain data processing and advanced algorithms, allow for the aircraft’s flight performance characteristics, thus enabling anticipation of variations in the terrain and providing optimised climb/descent commands to keep the aircraft in the selected altitude for the entire mission.
The provided TF/TA system is part of an Elbit Systems’ lead comprehensive C-130 avionics upgrade programme.
The TF/TA can be used on-board military transport aircraft and helicopters and can be implemented as part of the company’s basic communication, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management avionics upgrade suite or as a stand-alone component.
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