Esterline CMC Electronics has been selected by Lockheed Martin to supply its CMA-4000 flight management system (FMS) as well as its IntegriFlight CMA-5024 GPS landing system sensor for the US Navy C-130T avionics upgrade programme, the company says.

"The selection by Lockheed Martin of our high-performance avionics systems for the US Navy C-130T aircraft is very exciting news and a solid endorsement of our products' capability to meet stringent military requirements," says Greg Yeldon, Esterline CMC Electronics president.

The company will supply three FMS and two GPS systems per aircraft. The company claims that the communication, navigation surveillance/air traffic management capability upgrade will extend the operational life of the C-130T aircraft by 20 years. The first delivery for integration in the lab is expected in the "autumn" of 2013.

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Source: Flight Daily News