HAIFA, Israel --- Concluding extensive flight testing and verification by Special Operations pilots, Elbit Systems' new Terrain Following and Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) system was declared operational onboard C-130 aircraft of an unidentified Air Force. The provided TF/TA system is part of an Elbit Systems' lead comprehensive C-130 avionics upgrade program.
Elbit Systems' TF/TA system enables military transport aircraft to safely conduct low altitude flights in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), significantly extending their operational envelope.
The Company's 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 maneuverability. The system's real-time terrain data processing and advanced algorithms, take into account the aircraft's flight performance characteristics, thus enabling anticipation of variations in the terrain and providing optimized climb/descent commands to keep the aircraft in the selected altitude for the entire mission.
Elbit Systems' TF/TA is offered to military air-lifters and helicopters and can be implemented as part of the Company's basic Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) avionics upgrade suite or as a stand-alone component.
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber based systems.