JAKARTA, INDONESIA (Nov 3, 2022) – Collins Aerospace and PT
Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) today announced an agreement to modernize the
Indonesian Air Force C-130 military transport aircraft as part of its Phase 2
rollout plan, and eleven C-130 aircraft will be upgraded. Serving as a
contractor to PTDI, Collins will provide its
Flight2™ aftermarket avionics solution, which delivers the most
cost-effective and lowest-risk CNS/ATM upgrade solution.
“Modernizing to the Flight2 system provides the Indonesian Air Force with a
suite of communications, navigation and surveillance equipment seamlessly
integrates new-generation avionics with legacy sensors, radios, autopilot and
aircraft systems that will increase operational and mission efficiency” said
Martin Hoare, Director, Global Business Development, Military Avionics &
Helicopters. “Included in the avionics upgrade is a full glass cockpit with new
primary flight displays that provides commonality to many other C-130 users as
well as commercial aircraft.”
Flight2 transforms a federated analog system into a modern digital glass
cockpit. With its advanced displays and integrated military/civil flight
management system, Flight2 delivers the most advanced capabilities available
today, including required navigation performance, area navigation flight
management system with high altitude release point, and computed air release
point precision airdrop software. At the same time, it's the most cost-effective
and lowest-risk CNS/ATM upgrade solution.
As part of the upgrade, Collins will leverage its Flight2 Mobility Mission
Application (MMA) architecture, which allows customers to select from a super
set of off-the-shelf capabilities. Customers using the MMA architecture can
tailor the system to meet specific mission requirements, comply with regional
communications navigation surveillance/air traffic management mandates, or
simply to maximize capabilities for a given budget.
By upgrading to Flight2, the Indonesian Air Force’s C-130H will be in
compliance with the most recent International Civil Aviation Organization
standards, while also equipping it with a tactical advantage in military
“This collaboration shows PTDI's readiness to implement the work of the
Indonesian Air Force’s C-130 modernization program, especially in the avionics
upgrade” said PTDI’s President Director Gita Amperiawan.
Collins Aerospace has delivered over 1,100 Flight2 solutions for military
fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, including the KC-135, KC-10, C-130 P-3,
C-2A, E-2C and E-3. Collins has also delivered or is on contract for 370 C-130s
upgrades in 16 different countries. More C-130 upgrades have been fitted with
avionics from Collins than from any other single provider in the world.
About Collins Aerospace
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solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has
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About PT Dirgantara Indonesia
PT Dirgantara Indonesia, also known as PTDI is one of the indigenous
aerospace company in Asia with core competences in aircraft design, development
and test, aircraft structure manufacturing, aircraft production, and aircraft
services for both civilian and military. Since established in August 1976, under
the auspices of the Ministry of State Owned Enterprises (SOE), member of the
Defense Industry Holding (DEFEND ID) we have successfully developed and grown
our capability as an aerospace industry by delivering more than 460 units of
aircraft to 50 customers over the globe.