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Elbit Systems' TF/TA head-up display (TA/TF HUD) application is coupled with Northrop Grumman's AN/APN-241 Terrain Following Radar

Elbit Systems and Northrop Grumman collaborate in developing terrain following and terrain avoidance (TF/TA) system

An innovative Terrain Following and Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) system under development at Elbit Systems, in cooperation with Northrop Grumman, will enable pilots to fly and maneuver more safely in Terrain Following/Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) flight mode under all weather conditions, day and night.

Under the collaborative development, Elbit Systems' TF/TA head-up display (TA/TF HUD) application is coupled with Northrop Grumman's AN/APN-241 Terrain Following Radar for an avionic upgrade for existing or new C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The TF/TA HUD demonstrator is expected to fly within the upcoming year on an international customer's C-130 Transport Aircraft.

The TF/TA system relies on a Digital Terrain Elevation Database and the Terrain Following Radar as an active sensor, driven and controlled by Elbit Systems' Smart Displays. Implemented as part of a "Glass Cockpit" concept, the system is positioned as a competitive and attractive enhancement for C-130 modernization and upgrading.

The system evolved in Elbit Systems' Futures Lab, the company's innovation center tasked with rapid prototyping and proof of concept evolving aerospace systems. The TF/TA system has already been selected for integration into an ongoing C-130 upgrade program. Northrop Grumman's AN/APN-241 radar has been selected as the standard radar for the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules and Alenia C-27J transport aircraft. Additionally, the AN/APN-241 radar has been integrated and installed on the CASA C-295 transport aircraft.

Press release issued by Elbit Systems Ltd on October 10, 2012

 

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Elbit Systems Ltd Thermal Imaging Equipment, Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS), Chemical Milling, Metal Bonding, Filament Winding Service, Forming, Aircraft Structural Components, Moving Maps, Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD), Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Laser Radar, FLIR Systems, Cameras (Airborne), Head-Up Displays, Warning Systems/Equipment, Flight Recorders, LCD Displays, Avionics Management Systems, Stores Management Systems, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, Terrain Following Radar
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Airborne Reconnaissance Infrared, Interceptor Fire Control Radar, Infrared Target Designators, Weather Mapping Radar, Terrain Following Radar, Wind Shear Warning Systems (Airborne), IFF Interrogators, Inertial Components & Systems, Radar Reconnaissance Equipment, Aperture Systems, Avionics Management Systems, Radar Receivers, Weapons Countermeasures, Surveillance/Air Defense Radar

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules

 

 Related directory sectors:
Warning Systems
Navigation Aids (Airborne)
Imaging and Visual Systems

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