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Tactical Air Support Selects L3Harris to Upgrade Supersonic F-5 Fighters to Improve Pilot Awareness, Safety

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tactical Air Support has selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to upgrade its advanced tactical aircraft with sensor and system capabilities on par with current Department of Defense 4th-generation fighter aircraft.

L3Harris will provide GH-4001 Electronic Standby Instruments and Tactical Airborne Navigation Systems (TACAN+), empowering pilots to meet mission-critical obligations through enhanced situational awareness and advanced flight data for maximum safety and efficiency.

The TACAN+ uniquely features two automatically enabled air-to-air transmit-receive modes, providing seamless and enhanced tactical proficiency and multiple mission capabilities, permitting aircraft to track a ‘lead’ aircraft across a wide range of flying scenarios, down to a minimum closest follower distance of 20 meters.

“Innovation and pilot situational awareness are the utmost focus at L3Harris Commercial Aviation and why our GH-4001 and TACAN+ products are recommended for military missions,” said Alan Crawford, President, L3Harris Commercial Aviation. “Tactical Air’s selection of these products as a center of excellence enables pilots to experience real-world scenarios using world-class products.”

By leveraging the next generation of standby technology, the GH-4001 provides sensor and system capabilities specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of high-performance military aircraft and maximum safety, with the flexibility to configure the units for single and tandem pilot aircraft.

The L3Harris selection enables Tactical Air Support to evolve their F-5 Advanced Tigers (AT) fleet into an advanced tactical aircraft with sensor and system capabilities using proven and industry-recommended products.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea, and cyber domains. L3Harris has more than $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


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