L3 Technologies has been competitively awarded the $499 million U.S. Air Force C-130H Avionics Modernization Program Increment 2 (AMP INC 2).
According to the agreement, it states that L3 will design, produce and certify a state-of-the-art modernization solution for a fleet of 176 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130H aircraft to improve aircraft availability, reliability, and sustainability while significantly reducing life-cycle costs.
Modernization solutions will include the integration of a commercial off-the-shelf avionics suite, as well as L3’s training integration and services. Development, initial- and full-rate production will take place at L3’s facility in Waco, Texas, on multiple C-130H variants.
Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, said, “We are focused on providing an agile and low-risk approach to modernizing the Air Force’s diverse fleet of C-130s, enabling these assets to operate well into the future.”
Having an experience that stretches more than 50 years, L3 has been in the industry as an aircraft systems integrator, including modernizing avionics for C-130 aircraft in the U.S. Air Force fleet and for international allies. The company’s tailored C-130 solutions feature a modern cockpit and open-architecture solutions that integrate avionics from leading providers and are fully certified for airworthiness and Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) compliance.
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