Farnborough 2014: Esterline CMC Electronics Receives Order for TacView Portable Mission Displays for U.S. Air National Guard RTIC Production Program for C-130H
Farnborough 2014: Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) has been awarded an order by Borsight, Inc to supply additional quantities of its TacView® Portable Mission Display for the U.S. Air National Guard Real Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC) Full Rate Production (FRP) program. This follow-on order covers dual installations of the TacView system for an additional fifty-six C-130H aircraft with deliveries beginning in July 2014. CMC has already completed deliveries of the TacView system covering the initial fifty-six C-130H aircraft in October 2013. In total, 112 C-130H aircraft will be upgraded as part of the RTIC program.
The U.S. Air National Guard has identified the RTIC Program as one of its top priorities. The Air National Guard intends to employ the TacView systems to provide situational awareness to the crew through the use of an integrated tactical data link over a moving map, and to facilitate paperless cockpit operations, including aircraft performance calculation.
Greg Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics, stated: “Our TacView is a compact, flexible, and powerful platform specifically designed to facilitate airborne mission effectiveness. This Air National Guard program is a solid endorsement of the TacViewâ€™s capability to meet stringent military requirements.”
Designed for use in harsh environments, the TacView system increases crew efficiency by hosting applications that provide situational awareness and reduce cockpit workload. TacView can interface with a number of radio and Satcom data link systems, and provide access to moving maps, mission planning systems, approach plates, checklists, flight and maintenance manuals, as well as host any WindowsÂ® based applications. Designed for autonomous operation, TacView can be installed and removed in seconds. It provides the means to quickly deploy new capability and functionality at a fraction of the time and cost of alternative systems.