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Rockwell Collins to upgrade Pakistan Air Force C-130 Hercules military airlifters

Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 avionics system has been selected by the Pakistan Air Force through the Foreign Military Sales Office, Warner Robins, Georgia, for the upgrade of up to 11 C-130E and 5 C-130B aircraft. Rockwell Collins will provide the integrated avionics suite along with training and technical support during installation. Additional support includes consolidated flight manuals, checklists and maintenance supplements required to operate and maintain the fleet.
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“Pakistan Air Force pilots will experience greater situational awareness and communications capabilities with the highly advanced avionics onboard these aircraft,” said Dave Schreck, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Through our work with the Pakistan Air Force, we look forward to continuing our long legacy of helping C-130 pilots achieve their missions with these important upgrades.”


The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will provide the Pakistan C-130 aircraft with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting current Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management airspace requirements.

Included in the avionics upgrade is a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation flight management system with High Altitude Release Point and Computed Air Release Point precision airdrop software. Additional equipment includes a modern digital autopilot, Very High Frequency, High Frequency, and SATCOM communications, navigation sensors, and safety and surveillance systems including Weather Radar, Traffic Collision Avoidance System, Terrain Awareness and Warning System and digital map. The upgrade will provide the Pakistan Air Force with state-of-the-art capabilities consistent with the world’s leading C-130 operators.

Work will be performed in Pakistan and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2020.


So it means PAF has no plans to buy new transport Aircraft's in near future. :(
 

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Going for those C-130 which most countries are using for more than 30 to 50 years is basically sending your soldiers into a coffin. Better wait for money than
That's what i am saying we should go for y-20 this is the only plane which we can get easily with soft loans and sanction free.
 

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C130 has been a reliable platform and PAF should acquire additional ones from the US. US technology is better than others countries. Pakistan US defense cooperation should be increased.
 

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That's what i am saying we should go for y-20 this is the only plane which we can get easily with soft loans and sanction free.
From the following thread: https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/pakistan-should-consider-y-20-mi-26.371407/

Bhai Super Falcon,

1) Induction of a new platform, always has a learning curve, some steeper than others.
2) Maintenance
3) Cost $/hr.
4) Training
5) Avg down time of the aircraft in question

etc etc etc. Kindly take the above into consideration. Thank You
 

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That's what i am saying we should go for y-20 this is the only plane which we can get easily with soft loans and sanction free.
Y-20 and C-130 are different class aircraft.Y-20 can be replace or supplements IL-78 .
 

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Cmon guys there is nothing which can not be reverse engineered. I m guessing Pakistan airforce plans to build c130 class indigeniously with helpbof china offourse and such upgrades besides aquistion of more c130s is a step in this direction apparently we have already overhawled our f16s and cobra helis and c130 this year
 

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Good move. We need to keep this fleet upgraded and air worthy and probably also look for few more C130. May be half a dozen new ones if possible or atleast buy some more older ones and then upgrade.

There is this chinese option in shape of Y9 that will be an excellent option but should be considered only to add to the existing transport fleet of C130 and not as a replacement as yet. One big advantage of going for Y9 is that we will have access to all the variants like the EW and the AWE&C or may be a maritime patrol aircraft with ASW capabilities in future.
 

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