Systems has been
awarded a $62 million contract to upgrade the Korean Air Force C-130 transport aircraft.
Under the contract, the C-130 aircraft will be installed with various types of advanced electronic systems.
In addition, Elbit will convert the existing analog cockpit to a "Glass-Cockpit" using cutting-edge digital flight displays.
The project, to be performed over four years, will be executed in cooperation with leading Korea aircraft manufacturer, Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI).
“This new contract is expected to further enhance capabilities of the Korean Air Force," Co-General Manager of Elbit Systems' Aerospace Division Yoram Shmuely said.
"The global demand for transport aircraft upgrades and the experience we have accumulated in performing various similar projects such as the previous program for the Korean C-130, as well as programs for the Romanian C-130 and the Brazilian C-95, position us as favorably for similar projects to follow," Yoram added.
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