The fully modernized C-130 has never been better equipped to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s diverse military and global airspace requirements. The C-130 upgrade features a modular, cost-effective Avionics and Mission suite in a fully digital glass cockpit.
The avionic suite includes Digital Auto-Pilot, up to eight 6×8 multifunction color displays (MFCDs) for crew and the navigator stations, dual embedded GPS/INS, dual Flight Management System (FMS), dual video capable head-up displays (HUD), Digital Map and Electronic Flight Bag, This suite meets CNS/ATM regulation requirements.
This avionic suite can also be enhanced by a Mission Equipment Package (MEP) that includes a self-defense system, SATCOM communication system, Terrain Following/ Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) system, High Speed Low Level Airdropping (HASSLAD) system, Enhanced Vision System, (EVS), multispectral observation system, mission data link, NVG cockpit revision and other features.
These and other cost-effective advanced modular avionics systems and features result in an extended performance envelope whose benefits include better mission effectiveness, maximum redundancy, and enhanced safety, situational awareness, and survivability,