GE Aviation To Provide Data Link For C-130J Nav/comms Upgrade
GE Aviation has announced here at the show that it is to provide the data link for Lockheed Martin’s Block 8.1 upgrade for the C-130J Hercules. Lockheed Martin was awarded a $167 million upgrade contract by the U.S. Air Force in December, and has selected GE Aviation (Hall 4 Stand B7) to provide the advanced communication, navigation and air traffic management data link. Block 8.1 is a fleet-wide modification that enables military operators to be compatible with future air traffic management systems. A modernized identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) system and automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) capability are included.