Saturday, January 30, 2016

Book Chapter: 2008: The Andean Great War

2008: The Andean Great War - 
How A South American Conflict Could Have Erupted in 2008

W. Alejandro Sanchez
Book Chapter to be published in Future Wars: Storia della distopia militare
Virgilio Ilari - Editor
Societa di Storia Militare / Acies Edizioni Milani (2016)
Forthcoming

Thursday, January 28, 2016

IHS Jane's: Astronautics begins upgrades for Peru's Hercules fleet


"Astrounatics begins upgrades for Peru's Hercules fleet"
W. Alejandro Sanchez
IHS Jane's Defense Weekly - Country Risk
January 27, 2016
Originally published: http://www.janes.com/article/57548/astronautics-begins-upgrades-for-peru-s-hercules-fleet

Astronautics Corporation of America has begun the upgrading the Peruvian Air Force's (FAP's) L-100 Hercules transport aircraft.

The L-100 is the civilian variant of the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules.

The Wisconsin-based company was selected in April 2015 to modernise the aircraft cockpits. Astronautics explained in a statement that it will install an "integrated glass cockpit designed to maximise crew situational awareness with digital interfaces and displays".

The new tools include six Astronautics electronic flight/engine and caution advisory system displays and dual engine data units. The agreement includes training for FAP personnel.

In mid-January a ceremony was held in the Grupo Aéreo No. [...]


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