Military Embedded Systems

Navigation receivers to equip Boeing T-7A Red Hawk


October 16, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Collins Aerospace photo.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., has been selected by Boeing to provide its NAV-4500 navigation receivers for the T-7A Red Hawk, the U.S. Air Force’s new advanced pilot training system in development by both Boeing and Saab.

This award builds on previously announced Collins Aerospace positions on the T-7A, including its ACES 5 ejection seat; the platform‘s fully integrated landing gear system; various Power & Controls components, including the aircraft’s Power Take Off (PTO) shaft, Auxiliary Power Engine Control Unit (APECU), engine start system and Main Electric Power Generation System (MEPGS); as well as air data, ice detection, and total air temperature sensors, according to the company.

Collins Aerospace's commercial technology is leveraged through Boeing's decision to select the NAV-4500 for its T-7A program. These navigation receivers package the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) and Instrument Landing System (ILS) radio signals, glideslope, and marker beacon into a single product designed for flexible installation via a remote mount.


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