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Singapore Air Force Takes C-130 With Navigation Upgrade

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Rockwell Collins
: 11 November, 2010  (Application Story)
A C-130 aircraft has been delivered to the Singapore Air Force with Flight2 cockpit upgrade including Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management from Rockwell Collins
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 Flight2 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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