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Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayi A.Ş/ TUSAŞ) has completed the modernization of seven aircraft so far as part of the Erciyes Modernization project. The firm announced that the eighth plane will soon be taken over for modernizing. A total of 19 aircraft will be equipped with domestic technologies as part of the project.

“The modernization activities of C130 aircraft, the central control computer developed entirely by TUSAŞ engineers and a total of 23 systems and 117 components are ongoing,” TUSAŞ said.

TUSAŞ’s transactions on the planes are as follows:

  • The redesigned central control computer of C130 aircraft is being installed.
  • Modernization of critical parts such as GPS, indicator, anti-collision system, air radar, advanced military and civilian navigation systems, communication systems, advanced automated flight systems (military and civilian), ability to perform operations on military network, digital ground mission planning systems are carried out.

In addition, with modernization, situational awareness is increased and C130 aircraft are capable of precise and safe landing in airports.

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