The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has received the first of ten C-130 aircraft upgraded with communications, navigation and surveillance / air traffic management (CNS / ATM) technology.

The Flight2 cockpit upgrade, performed by Rockwell Collins, will provide the RSAF C-130s with an advanced flight deck and improved situational awareness.

The modernisation programme included flight management system upgrade to allow access to precision GPS approaches, preferred air traffic control routings and search and rescue patterns.

It also added multifunction displays featuring active matrix liquid crystal display technology, central engine instrument display to replace analogue gauges and improved voice communication.

The programme also included upgrade of digital autopilot, flight director and advanced digital weather radar.