Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems has been awarded a USD15 million dollar contract to carry out upgrades to the Israel Air Force’s (IAF’s) fleet of ageing C-130H Hercules transport aircraft.

Upgrades under the contract will include the construction of a new digital cockpit, enhanced radar systems, and a new head-up display (HUD).

Expected to take two years to complete, the improvements are designed to allow the C-130H to comply with the latest international Communications Navigations and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) standards. This, in turn, will allow the aircraft to fly through commercial airspace, according to Elbit. […]