Avionics software experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are taking measures to provide data integrity and cyber security for the U.S. Navy’s fleet of 20 C-130T Hercules cargo, logistics, and utility aircraft.
Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $16.1 million contract modification Monday to the Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems segment in Owego, N.Y., for data integrity in the Avionics Obsolescence Upgrade (AOU) effort on the C-130T aircraft.
Since 2012 Lockheed Martin has been installing, upgrading, and maintaining an avionics and software integration solution to upgrade Navy C-130T aircraft under the AOU program.
The effort includes modernizing the C-130T’s communication suite, flight management system, cockpit displays, navigation computers, autopilot, and automatic flight control system with an integrated, modular open systems approach (MOSA), by adhering to the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) standard.
Data integrity, a subset of cyber security, involves maintaining and assuring the accuracy and consistency of data over its life-cycle as a system stores, processes, or retrieves data. It seeks to prevent the loss or corruption of important data by malicious or accidental means.
The C-130T AOU upgrade includes government-furnished color weather radar; UHF, VHF, and HF radios; embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) and inertial navigation systems; protected instrument landing system (P-ILS), and standby instruments for use with Lockheed Martin-furnished avionics and software.
On this order Lockheed Martin will do the work in Ottawa and Owego, N.Y., and should be finished by March 2018. For more information contact Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems online at www.lockheedmartin.com/us/rms.html, or Naval Air Systems Command at www.navair.navy.mil.