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AMMROC to upgrade six UAE Armed Forces aircraft

Work to modernise avionics of six C-130 will allow it to serve for an additional 20 years

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 16:44 February 19, 2013
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Centre LLC (AMMROC), a joint venture between Mubadala Aerospace, Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, on Tuesday announced that it signed a contract with the UAE Armed Forces to complete full modifications on the avionics of six C-130 aircraft.

The announcement by AMMROC, one of Mubadala’s defence-related companies, took place during the International Defence Exhibition (Idex) 2013.

The modifications will be focused on making the six C-130 aircraft “state of the art” by changing the avionics in the cockpits from analog to digital using innovative technologies and computerised systems. Transitioning from an analog to a digital cockpit will allow the UAE Armed Forces to extend the service life of the six C-130s. 
AMMROC is set to begin its work on the six C-130s in the next eight months, with the contract valued at Dh157 million.

Fahad Al Shamesi, CEO of AMMROC said, “AMMROC’s expertise in maintenance, repair and overall makes us the right partner to help transition the UAE’s Armed Forces valuable C-130 aircraft to best serve in the twenty first century. Through its many existing contracts with the UAE Armed Forces, AMMROC looks forward to helping extract value from existing aircraft through providing superior service as the UAE Armed Forces works to extend the longevity of its fleet.”

AMMROC is one of seven Mubadala companies committed to supporting the UAE Armed Forces, ensuring they have immediate access to the best maintained equipment, and world class technical and communications services.

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