Spirit Avionics Ltd. has successfully completed the avionics design and engineering effort for the U.S. Navy’s F-5N adversary aircraft Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) upgrade demonstration / evaluation program. The COTS avionics technology will be installed and reviewed to examine the feasibility of outfitting the Navy’s F-5N fleet with COTS products to mitigate weather related mishaps, controlled flight into terrain and midair collisions.
The upgrade includes a complete cockpit instrument panel redesign utilizing the Garmin GTN-650 WAAS GPS / Nav / Com unit and the Sandel SN 3500 Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicator interfaced with the Garmin GDL 69 XM Weather Receiver, Avidyne TAS-620 Traffic Awareness System and an Agilynx Lynx Series 1553 / Arinc 429 digital databus converter.
The President of Spirit Avionics, Rick Ochs comments, ” Our team is very proud to assist the U.S. Navy in bringing advanced technology to a magnificent legacy fighter aircraft. This program will allow the F-5N to continue to serve the active duty forces in adversarial and Top Gun training missions for many years to come.
If you would like to know more about this program, please contact Spirit Avionics at 614.237.4271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Avionics, located in Columbus, Ohio is a veteran owned certified FAA repair station with full avionics service, installation and engineering capabilities.