Up to 16 HERCULES to be Upgraded in Pakistan
The Pakistani Air Force has selected Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 avionics to upgrade up to 11 C-130E and 5 C-130B HERCULES aircraft in a Foreign Military Sales transaction.
Included in the upgrade is a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation flight management system with High Altitude Release Point and Computed Air Release Point precision airdrop software. Additional equipment includes a modern digital autopilot, VHF, HF and SATCOM communications, navigation sensors, and safety and surveillance systems including Weather Radar, Traffic Collision Avoidance System, Terrain Awareness and Warning System and a digital map. The upgrade will provide the Pakistan Air Force with state-of-the-art capabilities consistent with the world’s leading C-130 operators.
Rockwell Collins will provide the integrated avionics suite along with training and technical support during installation. Additional support includes consolidated flight manuals, checklists and maintenance supplements required to operate and maintain the fleet.
Work will be performed in Pakistan and is expected to be complete by December 2020.