Barco to supply control display unit avionics for C-27J joint cargo aircraft

DULUTH, Ga., 5 April 2008. Avionics display provider Barco in Duluth, Ga., has been selected by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems in Waco, Texas, to supply control display units for the C-27J joint cargo aircraft.

DULUTH, Ga., 5 April 2008.Avionics display provider Barco in Duluth, Ga., has been selected by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems in Waco, Texas, to supply control display units for the C-27J joint cargo aircraft.

Barco's control display units were chosen because of the company's modular open architecture, as well as the company's earlier experience with the C-27J platform. L-3 Communications preferred Barco's CDMS-3000 over other CDUs because of its modular, open MOSArt architecture. Another factor was the display's backward compatibility with the units operated on the current C-27J and C-130J fleet.

Operating the airframe will be the U.S. Army and Air Force. The Army will use the JCA to replace its ageing C-12 Hurons, C-23 Sherpas, and C-26 Metroliners. In the Air Force cargo fleet, the new airframes will complement the existing C-130 Hercules.

The 78 aircraft to be ordered will have Barco's CDMS-3000 control display unit, featuring a 3-by-4-inch active-matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) panel with VGA resolution. Equipped with LCD technology, the CDMS-3000 combines high brightness and contrast with compact dimensions, low weight and excellent energy efficiency. For more information contact Barco online at www.barco.com.

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