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Boeing gets C-130 AMP LRIP approval

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 29, 2010
A C-130 AMP weapon system trainer. (Boeing)

The USAF has granted Boeing approval to commence low rate initial production for the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) following a successful Defense Acquisition Board review.

The approval will see Boeing perform five AMP upgrades comprising a fully integrated, night vision goggle compatible, digital glass cockpit and new digital avionics that increase situational awareness and enhance safety. AMP will also provide cockpit commonality across various models of C-130E and H and special forces variants.

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