Adds to Collins’ Position on Aircraft
Boeing has selected Collins Aerospace to provide its NAV-4500 navigation receivers for the T-7A RED HAWK, the US Air Force’s new advanced pilot training system under development by Boeing and Saab.
This award builds on previously announced Collins Aerospace positions on the T-7A, including its ACES 5 ejection seat; the platform‘s fully-integrated landing gear system; various power and controls components, including the power take-off shaft, auxiliary power engine control unit, engine start system and main electric power generation system; as well as air data, ice detection and air temperature sensors.
In selecting the NAV-4500, Boeing brings Collins Aerospace’s proven commercial technology to its T-7A programme. These navigation receivers package VOR and ILS radio signals, glideslope and marker beacon into a single, space-saving product, designed for simple, flexible installation via a remote mount.
“The NAV-4500 will provide the T-7A with proven technology in the military operating environment, while offering industry-leading size, weight and power resulting from the system’s commercial baseline,” explained Dave Schreck, VP/General Manager of Military Avionics and Helicopters at Collins Aerospace.