Elbit Systems announced that first flight test was recently completed for the C-130H Hercules transport aircraft upgraded for the Israeli Air Force (IAF), under an agreement signed with the Israeli Ministry of Defense. This initial flight test was the first in a series of flight tests, and future flight tests were agreed upon and will be performed in the coming months.
The test demonstrated “out of the window” flight, in which live video was displayed on the head-up display, presenting flight and navigation data overlaying the real world by using two and three dimensional symbols, enhanced degraded visual landing applications and head tracking capabilities. Airborne refueling was also demonstrated as part of the flight tests.
In December 2012, Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a contract to aircraft.
In January 2014, Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a follow-on contract to supply the IAF with additional C-130H Hercules capabilities.