September 11, 2017
Rockwell Collins completes first Flight2 avionics system integration for French Air Force C-130H Hercules modernization program
One year after the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement) selected Rockwell Collins to modernize 14 French Air Force C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft, the company has completed its first Flight2 avionics system integration for the program in Toulouse. The work took place in the company’s fully operational system integration laboratory which allows French Air Force C-130 crews to evaluate the integrated system on real hardware in a simulated cockpit environment. Engineers can test or modify new capabilities with existing frameworks before integrating it in a live environment. Flight2 provides a next-generation communications navigation surveillance/air traffic management solution that enables the C-130H to comply with the most recent International Civil Aviation Organization standards. Rockwell Collins will also install its dual Head-up Guidance System complete with infrared camera for asset detection and EVS multispectral enhanced vision system to improve pilot situational awareness on the French Air Force C-130H. Together these solutions will further enhance the aircraft operational capabilities and to support specific mission requirements.