RIO DE JANEIRO --- Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 avionics system has been selected for the Argentine Air Force (AAF) C-130 upgrade program. Work began in late 2014 with prime contractor L-3 Platform Integration to install the equipment on five aircraft.
“Argentine Air Force pilots will experience greater situational awareness and communications capabilities with the highly advanced avionics onboard these aircraft,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Through our work with L-3’s Platform Integration division and the Argentine Air Force, we look forward to continuing our long legacy of helping C-130 pilots achieve their missions with these important upgrades.”
The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will provide the Argentine Air Force C-130 aircraft with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) airspace requirements currently identified.
Included in the avionics upgrade is a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, Required Navigation Performance/Area Navigation flight management system with High Altitude Release Point/Computed Air Release Point precision air drop software. Additional equipment includes an autopilot, communication and SATCOM radios, APN-241 precision ground mapping radar integration, navigation sensors and surveillance systems including Traffic Collision Avoidance System, Terrain Awareness and Warning System and digital map. The upgrade will provide the Argentine Air Force with state-of-the-art capabilities consistent with the world’s leading C-130 operators.
The first aircraft integration and installation being performed by L-3 Platform Integration, the prime contractor for this upgrade program, is at its facility in Waco, Texas. The remaining four aircraft will be upgraded at the FAdeA modification facility in Cordoba, Argentina, with L-3 support.
L-3 Platform Integration has more than 25 years’ experience as an aircraft systems integrator, including modernizing C-130 avionics for hundreds of C-130 aircraft in the U.S. Air Force fleet as well as for international allies. The company provides complex aircraft integration, sustainment and modification services for military, commercial and OEM customers.
Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries.