Garmin G3000 selected for Department of Defense contract to modernize US Navy and Marine Corps F-5 aircraft fleet
OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced the selection of the Garmin G3000® integrated flight deck by Tactical Air Support, Inc. (Tactical Air) under contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s F-5N+/F+ Avionics Reconfiguration and Tactical Enhancement/Modernization for Inventory Standardization (ARTEMIS) program ( DOD). Tactical Air first selected the Garmin G3000 for its F-5 adversary aircraft training fleet in 2018. This recent award builds on Tactical Air and Garmin’s strategic relationship serving the DOD fleet of enemy F-5 aircraft. Garmin’s G3000 Commercial Open Architecture (COTS) supports integration with a wide range of mission equipment, including military sensors, helmet-mounted displays, and advanced electrically scanned radar systems.
“It is an honor to team up with Tactical Air and to have our G3000 Multipurpose Integrated Flight Deck chosen for the ARTEMIS contract with the Department of Defense,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of sales and marketing at aviation at Garmin. “Garmin is proud to see our integrated cockpit technologies, currently deployed on more than 25,000 aircraft, also being adopted by the United States military and enhancing our nation’s warfighter mission and security capabilities. »
The F-5 is a supersonic, multipurpose tactical fighter and attack aircraft that in this role will provide air-to-air combat training, close air support training, tactical development and evaluation support. The upgraded F-5 Advanced Tiger (AT) will be used in an aggressor training role, and the G3000 will transform the cockpit with a large display and dual touchscreen controllers. These upgrades bring modern safety systems and new tactical capabilities to older airframes while addressing parts obsolescence and reliability issues within the existing avionics system.
“Tactical Air is thrilled to have Garmin’s state-of-the-art G3000 in the cockpit of the F-5 AT,” said RC Thompson, CEO of Tactical Air. “Garmin’s Integrated Flight Deck has provided us with an exceptional COTS solution for the fleet of F-5 aircraft recently purchased by the Navy and Marine Corps to make it an even more capable adversarial fighter against which our Airmen can practice.”
The G3000 features a large, dynamic high-resolution flight display that interfaces seamlessly with the F-5’s existing mission computer, enabling advanced mapping, tactical radio capabilities, radar display and more. Non-proprietary interface, software-based human-machine interface (HMI), and mission integration will allow DOD to rapidly deploy new technologies in the future, while providing access to the latest commercial communications technologies , navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM). Tactical Air has integrated the L3Harris ForceX Mission Computer along with a wide range of military sensors, communications equipment and weapon systems into the G3000 touchscreen HMI.
In addition to Night Vision Goggles (NVG) compatibility, the G3000 contains modern, state-of-the-art Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™) that combines a “window” view of the large-area environment, the main flight displays, which is particularly useful during night operations and during close air support missions. Additional features of the G3000 Integrated Flight Deck on the F-5 include Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Automatic Dependent Surveillance Traffic in broadcast (ADS-B IN).
For more information about Garmin aviation solutions for government and defense, go to www.garmin.com/defense. For more information on Tactical Air, please visit www.tacticalairsupport.com.
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