Leonardo to Supply Communications, Cockpit Panels for Spanish Pilatus PC-21 Trainers

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Leonardo to Supply Communications, Cockpit Panels for Spanish Pilatus PC-21 Trainers

Leonardo will supply airborne communications systems, cockpit control panels and associated electronics for installation on-board PC-21 single-engine turboprop trainers for the Spanish Air Force (Ejércitodel Aire).

The aircraft were ordered by the Spanish Ministry of Defense to replace the Spanish Air Force’s Casa C-101 jet trainers, which is in-use since 1980. Leonardo was contracted by Pilatus to supply the electronics systems.

Leonardo’s multiband V/UHF RT-700/A communications system is a compact and lightweight military ETSO (European Technical Standard Order)-certified product. It provides voice and data communications in the 30-470MHz range and can transmit and receive securely when connected to an external encryption unit. Notably, the product provides ETSO-certified communications in the VHF ATC band (25/8,33kHz).

 

 

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