Paris International Air Show – June 20, 2011) Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation to supply its TacView® Portable Mission Display for the U.S. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command Real Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC) Program. The contract covers dual installations of the TacView system on board a total of thirty-two C-130H aircraft. Deliveries began in mid-June 2011 and will be completed by October 2011.
The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command have identified the RTIC Program as one of their 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 compact TacView is a flexible, compact and powerful platform specifically designed to facilitate airborne mission effectiveness. This selection by Northrop Grumman and the Air National Guard is excellent news and a solid endorsement of the TacView’s capability to meet stringent military requirements.”
Designed for use in harsh environments, the TacView system increases crew efficiency by hosting applications that will provide situational awareness and reduce cockpit workload. TacView can interface with a number of radio and satcom data link systems, and provides access to moving maps, mission planning systems, approach plates, checklists, flight and maintenance manuals, frequency and call sign lists, passenger and cargo manifests as well as any other customer created “Windows” based applications, software and documents. 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 an integrated approach.
This innovative CMC product is a ruggedized, Night Vision Imaging System compatible smart display that is designed for rapid and inexpensive installation in fixed and rotary wing aircraft. It interfaces seamlessly with most aircraft data networks, and can often be installed without modification to the aircraft’s legacy systems. TacView runs Microsoft XP® compliant software, providing a wide range of options and capabilities to the aircrew.