L-3 electronic systems awarded $89.6 million production contract for Boeing F/A-18A/B cockpit display suite.
The contract provides for the delivery of 647 displays through December 2008. Each display suite will consist of a combination of multifunction, repeater and situation displays embodying a digital moving map capability. The upgraded displays are full-color, high-resolution Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays (AMLCDs) that provide precise navigation/time reference, digital tactical imagery and enhanced graphics and video imagery, either individually or in combination.
The pre-production display suite successfully completed first flight and formal flight milestones earlier this year in a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18. Completion of the Australian fleet-wide incorporation of the modification is planned for December 2007, with completion of the Canadian program to follow.
"This contract represents the culmination of several years of effort between L-3 ES, the end-user community, Boeing and our industrial partners," said Richard Ackerman, vice president of contracts, marketing and projects at L-3 ES. "The new display suite will support improvements in aircraft sensors, mission computers and weapons systems, and will provide significantly reduced life cycle cost when compared to the existing displays."
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|Publication:||EDP Weekly's IT Monitor|
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|Date:||Jun 13, 2005|
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