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Mon, 4 March 2019

Elbit Systemsí TF/TA System Approved for C-130 Aircraft

Following extensive flight testing and verification by Special Operations pilots, Elbit Systemsí new Terrain Following and Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) system has been declared operational onboard C-130 aircraft of an unidentified Air Force.

Elbit Systemsí TF/TA system enables military transport aircraft to safely conduct low altitude flights in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), significantly extending their operational envelop.

Illustration of Elbit Systemsí Terrain Following-Terrain Avoidance System onboard C-130 Aircraft Click to enlarge.

The TF/TA system combines high resolution ground mapping data from an onboard Terrain Following Radar that is complimented by a digital terrain elevation database, offering high maneuverability.

 The systemís real-time terrain data processing and advanced algorithms, take into account the aircraftís flight performance characteristics, thus enabling anticipation of variations in the terrain and providing optimized climb/descent commands to keep the aircraft in the selected altitude for the entire mission.

Elbit Systemsí TF/TA is offered to military air-lifters and helicopters and can be implemented as part of the companyís basic Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) avionics upgrade suite or as a stand-alone component.

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