Singapore gets first upgraded C-130
The first modernised C-130B Hercules has been returned to the Republic of Singapore Air Force.
Gary Parsons - 21-Sep-2010
September 21: The first modernised C-130B Hercules for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSiAF) has been returned to front-line service by contractor ST Aerospace. The upgrade is intended to provide an additional 20 years of service life for the RSiAF fleet.
The first of ten aircraft to be upgraded, the modernised C-130 has a new avionics suite that is Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) compliant and a ‘glass’ cockpit. The RSiAF operates four C-130Bs, five C-130Hs and a single KC-130H, all of which will be put through the modernisation process over the next seven years. The C-130Bs will also be upgraded with an Auxiliary Power Unit and Environmental Control System (APU/ECS) to provide commonality with the C130H.
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