Aviation upgrade




The main features of the upgraded C-130 include:

  • Data integration to the "Data Centers" - MFD (Multi Functional Displays) and CDU (Control Display Unit).
  • Dual FMS - providing IFR and Tactical Navigation & Guidance.
  • Flight-safety enhancements by the use of an advanced Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS), Enhanced Traffic Collision Avoidance System (ETCAS), Weather Radar and Windshear alert.
  • Intuitive control and advanced capabilities of the Digital Flight Control System (DFCS), enabling CAT II landing approach.
  • Integration of full civil airways, terminal, approach and airport data, with the military flight plan and operational data, in the squadron-level Mission Planning System to provide the crew with automatic flight-plan and database.
  • Optional systems and sensors include: EW suit, HUD, FLIR, NVG, UFCD.


The centralized, open architecture approach used for the C-130 avionics system is based on using a single operational software program, which is the only software requiring update for the integration of new systems. This approach provides the flexibility to use Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) elements and enables the tailoring of the avionics package to meet the customer's exact requirements.

The display system consists of four to six Multi-Functional Color Displays (MFD), which integrate and present the required data for each mission phase. Each display can show data from any combination of sensors. Any crewmember can create his/her desktop environment to achieve the optimum task distribution, teamwork and cockpit resource management within the crew-station.

The upgrade package extends the aircraft operational life, reduces ownership costs, and provides for improved crew efficiency and operational capability. The new systems used in the upgrade package result in improved overall reliability, reduced maintenance costs and provide substantial growth potential for future needs.

The upgraded C-130's systems enhance flight safety and crew efficiency by reducing the pilots' workload. This is achieved by using an advanced display system and integrating the data presented to the crew thereby allowing them to concentrate on the operational and flight-safety tasks.

The upgraded C-130 avionics system meets all the Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) requirements, thus enabling worldwide operation for the next 20 years.








BATS’ upgrade packages include advanced proven avionics subsystems, efficiently integrated to provide the most effective overall performance. BATS develops systems that support the mission performance of both fixed-wing and rotary–wing aircraft. 


Multi-disciplinary teams of highly skilled (ex-Air Force) pilots, engineers, and technicians, utilize state-of-the-art software development tools and integration laboratories, provide expertise in the following fields:

  • Integration of state-of-the-art avionics, weapon, radar, navigation, and self-defense systems for military aircraft and helicopters
  • Cockpit design based on human-machine interface principles
  • Pilot friendly avionics systems (driven via mission tailored modes)
  • Aeronautical, structural, and electrical engineering for installation of new systems


BATS and its associate companies have successfully integrated advanced avionics systems on numerous eastern and western fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopter platforms. BATS adapts its mature and debugged core avionics system to meet specific customer requirements for low-risk, low-cost upgrade programs, that are implemented within short schedules.





BATS integrates its sister company’s proven Digital Moving Map (DMM) system on military aircraft and helicopters around the world.  The operation and performance of the DMM are based on the operational experience of aircraft and helicopter pilots. The DMM system is easy to integrate on most platforms and displays the map images on a Multi-Function Display (MFD) that is synchronized with the movement of the aircraft/helicopter. Control of the DMM is via a user-friendly interface that enables in-flight navigational planning.

The DMM displays include:

  • Multi-layered display of topographic and intelligence data
  • Display of the flight plan and mission, including destination points, targets, and threats
  • Planning mode that enables entering or updating data during flight
  • An automatic warning system for pre-loaded threats, no-flight zones, and obstacles
  • Side view mode capability that provides intuitive look-ahead safety measures, using a DTM database
  • Terrain Look Ahead View (TLAV) function, with vertical projection of the flight path
  • 3D Perspective View (3DPV) with 3-D terrain imaging
  • Global Orientation Map (GOM) display









The Mission Planning and Debriefing System (MPDS) is designed for fast and easy mission planning and debriefing.

It meets the mission planning requirements of fighters, helicopters and tactical transport aircraft.

The MPDS consists of the following four sections:

  • Mission preparation
  • Real-time mission monitoring
  • Mission debriefing
  • Database
  • System definition





The Tactical Mid-Air Collision Avoidance (TMACA) system is a proven solution to prevent collisions during helicopter tactical mission and formation flights. Helicopters equipped with TMACA are netted to each other in a "system envelope" arrangement. The system can be used for both military and civilian helicopter fleets.

The system envelope monitors all helicopters on the network for unexpected traffic with an 15 second or less impact flight path, a 40-meter or less gap between helicopters or a hover-landing collision situation. The network calculates collision conditions using a Dynamic High Trajectory Evaluation algorithm and automatically alerts the pilot with recommended avoidance measures if a potential collision is predicted.

The system's components include a Global Positioning System, data link and radio altimeters to send data to a monitoring network that tracks the movement and location of all helicopters. It records flight data building a picture of "near misses" and gives investigators a means to prevent recurrences according to lessons learnt.

Tactical Mid-Air Collision Avoidance (TMACA) System.




UFCD in cockpit pannel










Upgraded F5 cockpit





Upgraded F16 cockpit