Goodrich TACAN Selected by Raytheon for U.S. Army Helicopters

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from The BFGoodrich Company

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Major aircraft systems
 integrator, Raytheon Systems, has recently placed a multi-million dollar order
 for The BFGoodrich Company's Aerospace Airborne TACAN system AN/ARN-154(V).
 The multi-station tracking airborne TACAN System is being installed in the
 U.S. Army's UH-60A/L and CH-47D helicopters.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000314/CHTU013-a )
     "BFGoodrich manufactures the lightest and smallest Tactical Air Navigation
 system available," states Adrienne Stevens, BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting
 System's Director of Sales & Marketing.  "Its lightweight and rugged design
 along with its adherence to rigid Electronic Stress Screening standards were
 major factors in Raytheon's decision."
     Raytheon Aircraft's Integration Systems Segment specializes in the design,
 development, and integration of advanced avionics, special purpose airborne
 systems and aircraft modifications for government and commercial customers
 worldwide.  The segment's core business includes the modernization of cockpit
 avionics and the installation of interiors and avionics systems and
 certification for the complete Business, VIP, Military and head-of-state
 aircraft.
     Incorporating over 15 years of expertise and design, the BFGoodrich TACAN
 is the only remotely controlled navigation system that features multi-station
 tracking capability.  The system can track up to four ground stations
 simultaneously in range and two in bearing.  The complete TACAN system
 consists of a Receiver/Transmitter model RT-1634(V), TACAN Control Unit and
 mounting base, and an optional Indicator Unit, model ID-2502.  The system can
 be used for Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground operations.
     The BFGoodrich TACAN can also be used as a pilot-controlled positioning
 system and/or as a blind navigation sensor, controlled by one or more long-
 range navigation systems.
     The Control Unit is available in different configurations, lighting color,
 and voltages, as well as Night Vision Goggle (NVG) capability.  There is also
 a selection of panel color and sizes to fit each particular aircraft and
 helicopter requirement in which the TACAN might be installed.
     The TACAN system can utilize an Indicator Unit with high intensity MIL-
 SPEC and sunlight readable dot-matrix LEDs for maximum viewability.  The
 Indicator Unit will display DME Distance, TACAN Radial or Bearing, decoded
 station ident, groundspeed, and time-to-station information.  Pilots may
 display one, two, or both TACAN tuned stations simultaneously according to in-
 flight needs.  The Indicator Unit is also offered with a Night Vision Goggle
 (NVG) compatible display.
     With 2000 sales of $4.4 billion, The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) is a
 leading worldwide supplier of aerospace components, systems and services, as
 well as sealing and compressor systems and other engineered industrial
 products.  BFGoodrich is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the most admired
 aerospace companies and is included on Forbes magazine's Platinum List of
 America's best big companies.  The company has its headquarters in Charlotte,
 North Carolina, and employs 23,000 people worldwide.  On March 5, 2001 the
 company announced plans to change its name to Goodrich Corporation pending
 shareholder vote on April 17, 2001.  For more information as well as high res.
 images, please visit www.bfgoodrich.com.
     BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting Systems division is a world leader in
 aircraft safety systems and components.  Its offerings include SmartDeck(TM)
 Integrated Flight Displays & Control System, SKYWATCH(R) and SKYWATCH(R) HP
 Traffic Advisory Systems, Stormscope(R) weather mapping systems, LandMark(TM)
 Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics Computer, TCAS I
 collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-mechanical standby
 instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid state equipment,
 power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and collision
 avoidance lights.  The division maintains a global support network through
 factory-authorized service centers.  To learn more about BFGoodrich's Avionics
 & Lighting Systems Division, visit us at www.bfgavionics.com.
 
 

SOURCE The BFGoodrich Company
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Major aircraft systems
 integrator, Raytheon Systems, has recently placed a multi-million dollar order
 for The BFGoodrich Company's Aerospace Airborne TACAN system AN/ARN-154(V).
 The multi-station tracking airborne TACAN System is being installed in the
 U.S. Army's UH-60A/L and CH-47D helicopters.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000314/CHTU013-a )
     "BFGoodrich manufactures the lightest and smallest Tactical Air Navigation
 system available," states Adrienne Stevens, BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting
 System's Director of Sales & Marketing.  "Its lightweight and rugged design
 along with its adherence to rigid Electronic Stress Screening standards were
 major factors in Raytheon's decision."
     Raytheon Aircraft's Integration Systems Segment specializes in the design,
 development, and integration of advanced avionics, special purpose airborne
 systems and aircraft modifications for government and commercial customers
 worldwide.  The segment's core business includes the modernization of cockpit
 avionics and the installation of interiors and avionics systems and
 certification for the complete Business, VIP, Military and head-of-state
 aircraft.
     Incorporating over 15 years of expertise and design, the BFGoodrich TACAN
 is the only remotely controlled navigation system that features multi-station
 tracking capability.  The system can track up to four ground stations
 simultaneously in range and two in bearing.  The complete TACAN system
 consists of a Receiver/Transmitter model RT-1634(V), TACAN Control Unit and
 mounting base, and an optional Indicator Unit, model ID-2502.  The system can
 be used for Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground operations.
     The BFGoodrich TACAN can also be used as a pilot-controlled positioning
 system and/or as a blind navigation sensor, controlled by one or more long-
 range navigation systems.
     The Control Unit is available in different configurations, lighting color,
 and voltages, as well as Night Vision Goggle (NVG) capability.  There is also
 a selection of panel color and sizes to fit each particular aircraft and
 helicopter requirement in which the TACAN might be installed.
     The TACAN system can utilize an Indicator Unit with high intensity MIL-
 SPEC and sunlight readable dot-matrix LEDs for maximum viewability.  The
 Indicator Unit will display DME Distance, TACAN Radial or Bearing, decoded
 station ident, groundspeed, and time-to-station information.  Pilots may
 display one, two, or both TACAN tuned stations simultaneously according to in-
 flight needs.  The Indicator Unit is also offered with a Night Vision Goggle
 (NVG) compatible display.
     With 2000 sales of $4.4 billion, The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) is a
 leading worldwide supplier of aerospace components, systems and services, as
 well as sealing and compressor systems and other engineered industrial
 products.  BFGoodrich is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the most admired
 aerospace companies and is included on Forbes magazine's Platinum List of
 America's best big companies.  The company has its headquarters in Charlotte,
 North Carolina, and employs 23,000 people worldwide.  On March 5, 2001 the
 company announced plans to change its name to Goodrich Corporation pending
 shareholder vote on April 17, 2001.  For more information as well as high res.
 images, please visit www.bfgoodrich.com.
     BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting Systems division is a world leader in
 aircraft safety systems and components.  Its offerings include SmartDeck(TM)
 Integrated Flight Displays & Control System, SKYWATCH(R) and SKYWATCH(R) HP
 Traffic Advisory Systems, Stormscope(R) weather mapping systems, LandMark(TM)
 Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics Computer, TCAS I
 collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-mechanical standby
 instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid state equipment,
 power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and collision
 avoidance lights.  The division maintains a global support network through
 factory-authorized service centers.  To learn more about BFGoodrich's Avionics
 & Lighting Systems Division, visit us at www.bfgavionics.com.
 
 SOURCE  The BFGoodrich Company

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