TUSAŞ completed the modernization of the 8th aircraft within the scope of Erciyes Project and delivered it to the Air Force Command.
The last statement on the Erciyes Modernization was made by İsmail Demir, President of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey for Defense Industry. SSB İsmail Demir, in his post on Twitter, stated that the 130th C8 aircraft, modernized in accordance with international voyage needs, was delivered to the Turkish Air Force within the scope of the Avionics Modernization-ERCİYES Project of C-130E / B aircraft carried out by the Presidency of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.
Within the scope of the Erciyes Modernization Project, the modernization activities of a total of 130 systems and 23 components continue with the central control computer of C117 aircraft, which was completely developed by TAI engineers and called the brain of the aircraft. In the Erciyes C19 modernization project, which includes 130 aircraft in total, the modernization of 8 aircraft has been completed so far.
TAI, which has been redesigned by the central control computer engineers of Erciyes C130 aircraft and assembled them on airplanes, also has GPS, indicator, anti-collision system, air radar, advanced military and civilian navigation systems, nighttime invisible lighting for military missions, sound recording black box. carries out the modernization of critical components such as communication systems, advanced automatic flight systems (military and civilian), capability to operate in the military network, digital floating map and ground mission planning systems. In this way, the modernization, which also facilitates the mission capabilities of C130 aircraft, reduces the pilot's workload, as well as ensuring safe flight with automatic route tracking from take-off to landing.
With the modernization, C130 aircraft, in which situational awareness has increased, has been given the ability to land in airports precisely and safely. Aircraft, in which the latest technology has been integrated, attained execution capability as well as digital military / civil planning. Compliance with civil aviation rules was achieved to save time and fuel. The first prototype aircraft was delivered in 2007 within the scope of the Erciyes C130 Project signed in 2014. The project, in which 19 aircraft will be modernized, is meticulously carried out by TAI engineers.