11 November 2010

First C-130 Featuring Rockwell Collins Avionics Upgrade Delivered to the Republic of Singapore Air Force

11 November 2010

RSAF's C-130 (photo : Australian DoD)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The first of ten C-130 aircraft to be modernized with Rockwell Collins Communications, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) technology has been delivered to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The company's Flight2TM cockpit upgrade delivered by ST Aerospace provides the RSAF C-130s with a state-of-the-art flight deck and improved situational awareness.

"With this upgrade, the RSAF gains a modern digital cockpit enabling greater mission effectiveness for their C-130 fleet and providing them with access to global airspace," said Dave Nieuwsma, vice president and general manager of Mobility and Rotary Wing Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

"The successful redelivery of the modernized C-130 to the RSAF was the result of a strong partnership between ST Aerospace and Rockwell Collins. Rockwell Collins has provided excellent support to ST Aerospace throughout the avionics integration effort, which has enabled the team to deliver an effective and reliable system to the RSAF within a challenging project schedule," said Lim Serh Ghee, chief operating officer and president, Defense Business for ST Aerospace.

Key capabilities provided in the upgrade include:
-Flight Management System upgrade allowing access to precision GPS approaches, preferred air traffic control routings and search and rescue patterns
-Multi-function displays featuring active matrix liquid crystal display technology
-Central engine instrument display replacing analog gauges
-Improved voice communication
-Digital autopilot and flight director upgrade
-Advanced digital weather radar upgrade

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