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Lockheed Martin to Upgrade C-5 Avionics

December 27, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Marietta, Georgia, recently received a $16 million contract for the development, integration, and testing activities of the first C-5 block upgrade program 01 for those aircraft modified by the avionics modernization program. This portion of the upgrade program is to establish a common software baseline between the two programs and install a third core processing module. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center Aerospace Sustainment Directorate - Galaxy Division, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

RADA Receives Avionics Contract with South American Customer

October 29, 2010
By George Seffers

RADA Electronic Industries Limited recently announced that it has signed a contract for avionics installation design, valued at nearly $4 million. This contract is part of an upgrade program for fighter aircraft run by a South American customer, a program for which RADA also supplies various avionics units. RADA will design the installation of all upgraded units in the aircraft as well as support the customer in the implementation of these upgrades.

Boeing to Update B-52 Offensive Avionics System Software

September 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Boeing Company Integrated Defense Systems, Wichita, Kansas, was awarded an $11 million contract modification, which will provide B-52 software updates to expand the offensive avionics system operational capabilities to correct deficiencies. Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Silent Knight Shines In the Dark

November 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

Flying at very low altitudes at night or in bad weather entails a range of challenges not encountered in other types of military missions. Whether an operation involves a strike aircraft penetrating heavily defended national airspace or special operations forces covertly inserting personnel, these flights require highly capable radar equipment designed to guide pilots over and around terrain they cannot see. A new tactical radar system will help warfighters navigate safely through hostile terrain under a variety of atmospheric conditions.

Cooperative Analysis Bolsters Aircraft Incident Investigations

August 2000
By Capt. Ronald J. Daskevich, USAF

In an age when information dominance is key to mission success, a unit traditionally tasked with evaluating and optimizing long-range, ground-based radar is evolving into a team with a data analysis mission.

Systems Integration Offers Answers To Fault Analysis

May 2001
By Christian B. Sheehy

The U.S. Air Force is developing a software-based system that will allow aircrews to diagnose and predict equipment failure with greater speed and accuracy, keeping more aircraft in the air, not the hangar. In a renewed effort to maintain operational readiness through enhanced systems integration, the service is emphasizing the need for greater precision and efficiency across the spectrum of aviation maintenance.


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