TAI to Deliver Two More Modernized C130 Aircrafts to Turkish Armed Forces


TAI will complete the modernization of 19 more aircraft in 2021 in the Erciyes Project, which includes 2 aircraft.

The last statement on Erciyes Modernization was made by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Presidency of Defense Industry. The Presidency made statements about the systems that are planned to be delivered to the security forces in 2021 in the "Turkish Defense Industry 2021 Goals" post on Twitter, the social media account of the Presidency. The statement made the statement that "2 more C130 E / B aircraft with avionics modernization will be delivered."

Within the scope of the Erciyes Modernization Project, the modernization activities of a total of 130 systems and 23 components continue with the central control computer of C117 aircraft, which was completely developed by TAI engineers and called the brain of the aircraft. TAI, which has completed the modernization of 19 aircraft in the Erciyes C130 modernization project, which includes a total of 7 aircraft, is expected to receive the 8th aircraft for modernization in the coming days.

TUSAŞ, which redesigned the central control computer of Erciyes C130 aircraft by its engineers and installed it on the aircraft, zamAt the same time, the aircraft's GPS, indicator, anti-collision system, weather radar, advanced military and civil navigation systems, nighttime invisible lighting for military missions, voice recording black box, communication systems, advanced automatic flight systems (military and civil), military network operation. It performs the modernization of critical parts such as digital scrolling map and ground mission planning systems. In this way, with the modernization that facilitates the mission capabilities of the C130 aircraft, the workload of the pilot is reduced, and a safe flight is ensured with automatic route tracking from takeoff to landing.

With the modernization, the C130 aircraft, which has increased situational awareness, has also gained the ability to land sensitively and safely at airports. The aircraft, in which the latest technology is integrated, has gained the ability to execute as well as digital military / civilian planning. ZamCompliance with civil aviation rules has been achieved for saving time and fuel. The first prototype aircraft was delivered in 2007, during the work initiated within the scope of the Erciyes C130 Project signed in 2014. The project, in which a total of 19 aircraft will be modernized, is meticulously carried out by TAI engineers.

Source: defenceturk

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