Following its entry into service in the 1980s, a mid-life upgrade of some of the avionics of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet was an imperative to improve its tactical capabilities, operational safety and extend its service life to avoid obsolescence problems. In this context, the Agency for the Acquisition and Development of the
Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) a contract for the design, production and supply of a new generation of multifunction Displays, awarded to Grupo Oesía - Tecnobit after being selected among the big international competitors of the sector.
The project encompasses the design and production of the front and rear displays. Both displays have been designed with a modular architecture that improves their maintainability and allows for future growth if required. This new fleet of aeronautical displays provides:
During the development of the project, one of the great challenges faced by Grupo Oesía - Tecnobit was the work of reverse engineering that was carried out in collaboration with CLAEX and that allowed to ensure that the new generation of displays is FFF (Form-Fit-Function) with the previous ones avoiding any modification of the F18 fighter. In this way, these displays have improved both the pilot and the operational performance of the platform without any changes to the platform.
The supply of the new generation of aeronautical displays, which have been validated by the Spanish Air Force and are now in service, has been successfully completed, reinforcing the capabilities of our Armed Forces.