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Portuguese C-130s to receive new avionics

31 January 2019

OGMA Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal will modernise Portuguese C-130H Hercules transport aircraft for EUR15.5 million (USD17.76 million). The upgrade will take place in 2019–20, the Portuguese Air Force told Jane’s on 30 January.

The aircraft’s communication, navigation, flight control, and instrument systems will be replaced to meet surveillance/air traffic management requirements, among others.

Squadron 501 ‘Bisontes’ operates two C-130Hs and two C-130H-30s from Montijo Air Base.

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