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A C-130 AMP modernized by Boeing
C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP)

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AMP modernization will focus on replacement of the old "round dial" instruments with state-of-the-art "glass cockpit" displays, including a heads-up display (HUD). The new avionics system features digital displays and the 737 commercial airlinerís proven flight management system, providing navigation, safety and communication improvements to meet Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management requirements. The upgrade boosts C-130 capabilities as the aircraft continues its world-wide employment. AMP will bring the C-130 into compliance with current navigation and safety requirements, standardize the avionics across the C-130 fleet, improving reliability, and eliminating the requirement for a navigator in most of the aircraft.

A cockpit presenting the C-130 AMP layoutThe first modified C-130 AMP completed its maiden flight on September 19, 2006 in San Antonio. The C-130 AMP program is managed by the Aeronautical Systems Centerís 866th Aeronautical Systems Group at Wright Patterson AFB.


Boeing will also modify the C-130 Aircrew Training System to support the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP). The $56.3 million contract covers the modification of the lead C-130 AMP scheduled for delivry by 2009. The work will be performed by a team consisting of Boeing, CAE and Lockheed Martin.

 


     

 

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