Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the selection of a tandem Garmin integrated flight deck by
Tactical Air Support, Inc. (TacAir) for its fleet of supersonic F-5
fighter aircraft. This configuration, which consists of a G3000™ flight
display and dual Garmin touchscreen controllers (GTCs), boasts an open
architecture design that seamlessly integrates with typical mission
equipment and hardware so pilots experience a single integrated cockpit
system. Utilizing this rapidly deployable solution, the first flight of
the Garmin-equipped F-5 is expected later this year.
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G3000 flight deck in a tandem cockpit configuration. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are excited to team with TacAir as the G3000 system in the F-5 adds
to the growing adoption of a tandem integrated flight deck from Garmin,”
said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing and sales. “It is
an honor to work with such a talented organization and dedicated
individuals who have decades of defense experience. We look forward to
supporting their operations in the F-5 with a comprehensive avionics
upgrade that provides them with the best-in-class flight deck technology
available on the market.”
“TacAir conducted an industry-wide search for avionics and display
options to support ADAIR and training contracts,” said Archie Rippeto,
TacAir vice president air operations. “The Garmin solution gave us an
outstanding solution to support not only our current requirements, but
also provided the ability to integrate future requirements – our pilots
can’t wait to get this cockpit on range.”
The F-5 is a supersonic, multi-role tactical fighter and attack aircraft
that provides simulated air-to-air combat training, close-air support
training, tactics development and evaluation support. Utilized by TacAir
in an aggressor training role, the upgraded F-5 will economically evolve
these aircraft into an advanced tactical fleet with sensor and system
capabilities similar to current fighter aircraft.
The modular G3000 integrated flight deck boasts a large and vibrant,
high-resolution flight display that seamlessly interfaces to the F-5’s
existing mission computer, enabling advanced mapping, tactical radio
capabilities, radar display and more. The bezel keys, GTCs and L3 ForceX
mission system serve as the pilot interface to the flight display, and
the touchscreen controllers incorporate infrared technology so pilots
can use gloves in the cockpit. The G3000 has an open architecture that
enables seamless mission computer, sensors and systems integration and
easily facilitates future upgrades without impacting the avionics.
The NVG-compatible G3000 contains modern, state-of-the-art synthetic
vision technology (SVT™) that blends an “out-the-window” view of
surroundings on the primary flight display, which is particularly
helpful during nighttime operations or in terrain-prone environments.
The G3000 also has worldwide communication, navigation, surveillance and
air traffic management (CNS/ATM) capabilities. Additional features
within the G3000 integrated flight deck on the F-5 include Terrain
Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), global Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather, as well as a video
Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Garmin hardware and software allows
TacAir to take advantage of technological advances, cost savings and
rapid procurement. These COTS solutions offer significant opportunities
in reduced development time, faster integration of new technology and
lower life-cycle costs. The G3000, along with many other Garmin
solutions, also interface with a wide range of third-party products
using industry standard protocols, reducing cost and streamlining
Through its extensive dealer network and award-winning avionics product
support, Garmin is renowned for its unrivaled global service network,
offering complete life-cycle support. Field service engineers are
strategically located throughout the globe to support any mission.
Garmin has a full range of training capabilities, including
computer-based training, instructor-led training and full-motion
For additional information regarding Garmin’s defense, commercial or
business aviation solutions, visit www.garmin.com/aviation.
Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to
OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an
expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that
are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information
about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation.
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devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
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