29 Jan '15, 9am

Collision avoidance upgrade for UK #Tornados delayed by developmental problems - @LJ_Skipper ht…

Collision avoidance upgrade for UK #Tornados delayed by developmental problems - @LJ_Skipper ht…

The UK's plans to field a new collision warning system (CWS) for its fleet of Panavia Tornado GR.4 strike aircraft are being delayed due to development problems, it was disclosed on 28 January. Answering questions in the House of Commons, Philip Dunne, parliamentary under-secretary of state for defence, said that trials of the system have shown that modifications are required to existing aircraft hardware and software in order to ensure compatibility with the Honeywell Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) II. "Work is continuing to resolve these issues and once further trials and testing has been completed we will be in a better position to determine when the full capability will be available," he said, adding: "The Ministry of Defence [MoD] is committed to obtaining early beneficial use of TCAS II and is embodying the system in as many Tornado GR.4 aircraft...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/48417/collision-avoidance-up...

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