$12.1M for C-130 Terrain Collision Avoidance Systems
Honeywell International Inc. in Redmond, WA received a $12.1 million firm-fixed-price contract for C-130 Hercules aircraft Terrain Collision Avoidance Systems. The contract covers 75 Terrain Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) TPS-81A processors, 131 TCAS Mode S/IFF Control Panels, 85 TCAS AN/APX-119/RT-1853 Mode S/IFF Digital Transponders without Crypto, 75 TCAS Displays and 100 TCAS Antenna. This equioment is especially valuable to special operations forces, who frequently have to fly their MC-130 Combat Talon II aircraft in nap-of-the-earth profiles in order to avoid radar detection.
Solicitation began May 2005. Work will be performed in Redmond, WA, and will be complete by November 2006. The Headquarters Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA issued the contract (F19628-02-D-0014)
- Military.com – DANGEROUSLY LOW: The Combat Talon II Flies Low for Spec Ops
- DID (Apr 6/05) – $580M for Special Forces MC-130Hs
- DID (April 1/05) – SOCOM’s Terrain-Following Radar Competition. Not part of this contract, but of interest as research that could integrate with these systems down the road.