Elbit Systems to upgrade Korea's C-130 transport aircraft

Issue No. 13 | July 01-15, 2012

Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a contract valued at $62 million to upgrade the Korean Air Force C-130 transport aircraft. Under the contract, the C-130 aircraft will be installed with various types of advanced electronic systems. In addition, Elbit Systems will convert the existing analog cockpit to a “Glass-Cockpit” using Elbit Systems’ cutting edge digital flight displays.

The project, to be performed over four years, will be executed in cooperation with Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI), which is the leading local aircraft manufacturer in Korea.

Yoram Shmuely, Co-General Manager of Elbit Systems’ Aerospace Division, commented: “We are very proud of this award. It marks an additional milestone in the projects Elbit Systems has performed for the Korean Air Force in collaboration with Korea Aerospace Industries. This new contract is expected to further enhance capabilities of the Korean Air Force.”