The contract covers development, adaptation and delivery of an open system mission computer, plus the digital map software function, for the PC-21 advanced turboprop trainer aircraft produced by Switzerland’s Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Series production deliveries will start in 2016 and will continue over the life of the PC-21 programme. The contract provides options for additional suborders that could include further cockpit functions and systems.
“This is a contract and a partnership of strategic importance for Saab. Both we and Pilatus are dedicated to the introduction of modern technology that gives aircrew superior situational awareness, and delivers a competitive edge to their aircraft,” says Ronny Nykvist, head of Saab business unit Avionics Systems.
Saab´s business unit Avionics Systems has a long history of developing and supplying high-integrity mission and graphics computers for demanding aircraft missions and applications. Saab’s avionics embrace a common architecture that is modular, scaleable, upgradeable and expandable – all with a state-of-the-art computer and graphics platform.
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