Honeywell to enhance flight safety on Indian air force’s C-130J Hercules military aircraft

Indian air force officials in Bangalore recognized the need for advanced avionics, including a collision-avoidance system, aboard military aircraft.

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Indian air force officials in Bangalore recognized the need for advanced avionics, including a collision-avoidance system, aboard military aircraft. They found their needed solution at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix.

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Honeywell engineers are designing and developing a military version of the company’s Traffic Collision Alerting System, as well as other key safety and mechanical systems, for the Indian air force C-130J program.

“Honeywell expects to deliver the key aircraft systems that enhance flight safety—including our Military Aircraft Collision Avoidance System,” says Vicki Panhuise, Honeywell vice president for military aircraft.

The Indian air force C-130J will also operate with other Honeywell avionics, mechanical and lighting systems, and components. “Other Honeywell equipment on the aircraft include the enhanced ground proximity warning system, flight management system, digital autopilot, control display, embedded global positioning and inertial navigation system, and radar altimeter,” Panhuise explains.

The Indian Air Force has ordered six Lockheed Martin C-130J aircraft. Honeywell executives, under a blanket agreement with Lockheed for aircraft equipment, anticipate delivering approximately $10 million in aircraft equipment for the program.

For more information, visit Honeywell Aerospace online at www.honeywell.com.

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