Elbit to Upgrade South Korean Aircraft

Elbit Systems will upgrade the C-130 cargo aircraft in cooperation with Korean Aerospace Industries in the framework of a $62 million project

Elbit to Upgrade South Korean Aircraft

C-130 Hercules aircraft

Elbit Systems has won a contract with a scope of $62 million to upgrade the South Korean Air Force's C-130 cargo aircraft. Various advanced aeronautic systems will be installed onboard the C-130 in the framework of the contract. In addition, Elbit Systems will also convert the existing analogue cockpit into a Glass Cockpit, via advanced digital display systems.

The project, which will take place over a four-year period, will be carried out in cooperation with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI).

Yoram Shmueli, co-general manager of Elbit’s Aerospace Division, said: “This win represents another milestone in the projects that Elbit Systems is carrying out for the Korean Air Force, in cooperation with Korean Aerospace Industries. The new contract is expected to increase the capabilities of the South Korean Air Force. There is a global demand today for upgrading cargo aircraft, and we have accumulated considerable experience in carrying out several similar projects. This includes the previous project for upgrading the C-130 aircraft in Korea, as well as programs for upgrading the C-130 aircraft for Romania, and the C-95 aircraft for Brazil.”

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