Cascade Aerospace has selected Rockwell Collins for the delivery of the latest advanced weather radar to be deployed for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) C-130H military aircraft fleet.
The solution will include the WXR-2100 MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, in addition to MFD-255 and MFD-268 multi-function displays.
The upgraded radar will help provide the RCAF with improved capability of weather threat detection that would enable air force pilots to carry out search-and-rescue missions using the C-130H aircraft.
Rockwell Collins Canada managing director Lee Obst said: “The RCAF is getting the latest in weather threat detection, all while gaining weight and reliability improvements compared to legacy systems.
“As an off-the-shelf proven solution, it will have a minimal impact on the existing avionics and is an ideal fit for C-130 operators.”
The WXR-2100 MultiScan radar will use advanced weather radar technology during RCAF C-130 missions to automatically scan the environment, evaluate hazards, adjust for geographic differences in weather, remove ground clutter, and offer a simple intuitive presentation of the entire weather threat.
This will help reduce overall workload, enhance situational awareness and facilitate the most efficient aircraft operation while pilots deviate from flight paths to avoid adverse weather.
The WXR-2100 MultiScan ThreatTrack radar is used to detect and assess adverse weather conditions and automatically display weather that might pose a threat to aircraft.