Collins Aerospace to support L3Harris in bringing new capabilities to the cockpit of 176 C-130H aircraft for the USAF

Will support extension of life of the aircraft by 20 years and provides pilots increased situational awareness and reduces workload

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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has been selected by L3Harris Technologies to play a role in the U.S. Air Force's C-130H Avionics Modernization Program Increment 2 (AMP INC 2) program. The fleet of 176 C-130H aircraft, operated by the Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve, will be equipped with Collins Aerospace's Flight2 integration avionics system and will expand the company's position as a global leader in C-130 modifications.

Once on contract, Collins Aerospace's Flight2 avionics will replace over 100 analog instruments in the current cockpit with seven multifunctional displays (MFD), three control display units (CDU), and a new digital autopilot. These new systems will reduce workload, improve the pilots' situational awareness, and improve the safety and reliability of the aircraft. The new displays also make it easier for the pilots to overlay flight plans, see nearby points-of-interest and view radar and threat information.

The avionics contract adds to the suite of nose-to-tail solutions that Collins Aerospace provides for the C-130 aircraft. Other products include propellers, wheels, brakes, secure communications, Head-up Displays/Enhanced Vision Systems (HUD/EVS) and advanced cargo loading systems.

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