Pakistan Air Force selects Rockwell Collins for C-130 Hercules avionics upgrade

Rockwell Collins has been selected to supply its Flight2 avionics system for the upgrade of up to 11 Lockheed Martin C-130E and 5 C-130B aircraft operated by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

The US-based company announced in a 31 March press statement that it 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 completed by 31 December 2020.

According to the company, the Flight2 avionics system will provide the PAF’s C-130 Hercules aircraft with “unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting current communication, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management airspace requirements”.