The Israeli air force’s fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130 tactical transports is being equipped with a new mission planning and navigation system.
Developed by the service based on technology from Elbit Systems, Globus has until now only been installed in the weapon systems officer’s crew position of the legacy C-130 “Karfnaf”. Any changes or deviations in the aircraft’s intended flightpath were conveyed orally by the weapon systems officer to the pilots, but the new installation will instead allow them to see such information in real time on their cockpit displays.
The air force’s C-130-equipped “Yellow Bird” squadron is in the process of integrating more Globus monitors, with crews currently receiving related training. […]