APC Technology Custom Solutions Now in Service as Part of BAE Systems Australia’s Navigation Trainer Project (NTP) for the ADF.

Adelaide based designer & manufacturer APC Technology has completed the supply of custom designed and manufactured military grade displays for BAE Systems

7th Feb 2018



APC Technology Custom Solutions Now in Service as Part of BAE Systems Australia’s
Navigation Trainer Project (NTP) for the ADF.


Adelaide based designer & manufacturer APC Technology has completed the supply of custom
designed and manufactured military grade displays for BAE Systems. BAE Systems currently
provides through life support for the navigation trainer project (NTP) which the ADF use for RAAF
Air Combat Officer and Navy Aviation Warfare Officer training.


BAE Systems required APC Technology to replace obsolete displays that were part of the airborne
navigation trainer (ANT) systems, which are installed in Beechcraft B300 aircraft based at RAAF East
Sale (VIC). The 19” displays needed to meet military standards including rapid decompression from
10,000ft to 35,000ft as well as overpressure to 15,000ft, in accordance with RTCA DO-160D.


John Hopf, NTP and MSSC Project Lead at BAE Systems commented, “We approached APC
Technology to design & manufacture the displays for the navigation trainer project (NTP) as we
have worked with them on numerous projects and are impressed with their “can do” attitude. The
design of the replacement displays involved a number of challenges and we needed to use a
company who could meet those demands. APC Technology provides a high level of
professionalism and the ability to think out of the box, coming up with innovative solutions to
unexpected issues which often occur on sustainment projects.”


The replacement monitor that APC Technology designed had to meet a strict set of parameters in
terms of physical dimensions, connectivity, power consumption and weight. The monitor design
met or exceeded all required parameters, and provided power and weight savings that are
desirable in smaller aircraft. Changes in weight and balance can result in extra engineering work,
so APC Technology provided an option for the monitor which incorporated a weight plate that
could be securely sandwiched between the unit and the console to maintain the weight of the
obsolete monitor. Although the option was not taken up, it illustrated a novel solution which
could have overcome a weight and balance issue, whilst maintaining all certification properties of
the displays.


John further commented, “The displays supplied by APC Technology will assist in maintaining the
training capabilities for Number 1 Flying School until the system’s end of life. It’s great to see such
excellent work and product quality originating out of a local Australian business. “


“We have worked on an array of projects with BAE Systems enabling us to demonstrate our
expertise and ability to meet criteria, budgets and deadlines”, said Scott Begbie, Managing
Director of APC Technology. “This latest contract further cements our relationship with one of
Australia’s leading prime contractors.”
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About BAE Systems Australia
Since 1953, we have worked purposefully to create a unique domestic capability that is today an integral part of a stronger, more
sovereign Australian industry, and one that is better able to deliver the unique solutions the nation needs. We are Australia's most
versatile defence and security company. We offer the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and our security customers total capability in vital
areas such as through-life support, security, logistics and systems integration.
About APC Technology
Incorporated in 1984, APC Technology has long been regarded as a leader in the design and manufacture of cost effective, customised
rugged hardware solutions. APC Technology designs and manufactures state of the art computer/control technology packages for
industrial and military clients who have critical applications where failure is not an option. For more information visit
www.apctechnology.com.au.

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