Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group wins contract with the DGA for C-130H avionics upgrade study phase
6 August 2013
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has won a study phase contract, worth 1.25m Euros, with the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) procurement agency relating to an upgrade of the French Air Force’s fleet of C-130H aircraft.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Thales have come together to complete the project.
The study phase involves the design of an avionics ‘glass cockpit’ upgrade and the integration of modifications and role equipment to increase the tactical capabilities of up to 14 of the French Air Force’s C-130Hs.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is the UK MoD Design Approved Organisation for the Lockheed Martin C-130K and has performed more than 1,500 modifications and upgrades, for over 20 C-130 military and civil operators worldwide. Most recently, Marshall ADG completed a four-aircraft Cockpit Upgrade Programme (CUP) and Cabin Safety Improvement Programme (CSIMP) for the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s fleet of C-130Hs.
Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, comments: “We’re delighted to have won this study phase contract as we are extremely familiar with the C-130 platform and the application of avionics upgrades, special modifications and Integrated Operation Support (IOS) programmes which are project managed to ensure a timely return to service for their operators”.
Under the study phase, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group will provide detailed technical reports outlining potential solutions to mitigate risk and provide a priced proposal for the engineering and modification installation phases.