CMC Awarded Contract To Support South Korean KA-1 Trainer And Light Attack Modernisation
CMC Electronics (CMC) is happy to announce that Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has awarded a brand new contract to CMC for the modernization of the Republic of Korea Air Pressure (ROKAF) fleet of KA-1 coach plane used for superior mission coaching and light-weight assault missions. KAI was on the lookout for a best-in-class cockpit improve to resume their merchandise and supply ROKAF’s KA-1 fleet with extra fashionable avionics with room for development. Drawing from an extended and fruitful enterprise relationship, CMC labored intently with KAI to satisfy their request and proposed its state-of-the-art mission computer-based cockpit constructed on the PU-3000, the world’s first licensed multicore mission pc. The PU-3000 and its partitioned, embedded, software program functions provide a versatile answer to combine a number of standard multifunctional shows (MFDs) or a single massive space show (LAD) configuration as used within the KA-1 answer. The PU-3000 software program growth equipment additionally permits KAI to develop particular proprietary mission functions on their very own.
Mr. Jae Min Park, Deputy Senior Supervisor, Plane Procurement group, stated: “KAI is assured that the KA-1 avionics improve program will likely be efficiently accomplished in a well timed method including vastly improved system efficiency and capabilities to the KA-1 plane.”
“This new contract is a well timed and strategic growth for all events concerned. We consider that the upgraded KA-1 platform with a PU-3000 pushed LAD interface will each enhance plane availability and higher put together ROKAF pilots for his or her future modernized frontline fleet of KF-X fighters.” commented Mr. Brad Nolen, Vice President, Gross sales and Advertising and marketing at CMC Electronics.
The KAI KT-1 Woongbi is a South Korean single-engined turboprop, fundamental coaching plane. It was collectively developed by KAI and the Company for Defence Growth (ADD). The KT-1 is the primary utterly indigenous Korean plane ever developed. Some variants function extra avionics and programs, reminiscent of an evening imaginative and prescient goggles (NVG)-compatible cockpit, head-up show (HUD), multi-function shows (MFD), GPS/inertial navigation system, mission pc, onboard oxygen technology system, a vapour-cycle environmental management system and hands-on-throttle-and-stick (HOTAS)-compatible controls. KA-1 is an armed superior coach with light-attack and ahead air management capabilities. A number of new options distinctive to the KA-1 are a head-up show and up-front management panel, MFD panels, and 5 hardpoints, two beneath every wing and one beneath the fuselage. The hardpoints could also be outfitted with rocket launchers, gun pods or AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. KT-1 is in service with the fifteenth Composite Wing’s 237th Tactical Management Squadron of the ROKAF.
CMC’s answer permits KAI’s coach to emulate the superior avionics of at present’s cutting-edge fighter plane. The system employs the newest in cockpit administration expertise, leading to higher and extra quickly educated pilots at a far decrease price than standard coaching. The PU-3000 avionics pc is the world’s first civil licensed multicore mission pc. It may possibly host a number of avionics functions lowering gear rely and integration prices. Modular by design, it may be used as a standard computing platform capable of host a big number of features right into a single unit and is able to driving a number of display screen sizes with the redundancy wanted for flight essential features. CMC Electronics has achieved a world fame for innovation and excellence within the design and manufacture of progressive cockpit programs integration, avionics, show options and high-performance microelectronics for the army and business aviation markets. Primarily based in Montreal, Canada, the corporate additionally has amenities within the USA serving its clients worldwide.
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