Garmin to Provide Flight Deck for US Marine Corps, Navy Training Fleet

Tactical Air Support has selected Garmin International to deliver its G3000 integrated flight deck for the US Marine Corps and Navy supersonic F-5 Tiger training fleet.

Under the recent agreement, Garmin will integrate the G3000 avionics system into the cockpit of the F-5. The integration will include one large area display and two touchscreen controllers.

“It is an honor to team with Tactical Air and have our versatile G3000 integrated flight deck chosen for the ARTEMIS contract with the Department of Defense,” Garmin Aviation Sales and Marketing Vice President Carl Wolf said.

“Garmin is proud to see our integrated flight deck technologies, deployed now on over 25,000 aircraft, also being adopted by the U.S. military and enhancing the mission and safety capabilities of our nation’s warfighters,” he added.

The project will integrate modern safety systems and next-generation tactical capabilities into the older platforms to resolve obsolescence and reliability issues of existing avionics.

“Tactical Air is thrilled to have Garmin’s cutting edge G3000 in the F-5 AT cockpit,” Tactical Air CEO Rolland Thompson said.

“The Garmin integrated flight deck gave us an outstanding COTS solution to the Navy and Marine Corps’ recently purchased fleet of F-5 aircraft to make them an even more capable adversary fighter for our aviators to train against.”

F-5 Tiger
F-5 Tiger. Photo: 2nd Lt. Jacob Bailey/Defense Imagery Management Operations Center

Garmin G3000

The G3000 features synthetic vision technology that blends the “out-the-window” view and a night vision goggle compatibility.

The flight deck has programs for safe navigation, including TAWS (Terrain Awareness and Warning System), TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System), and ADS-B IN (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast).

It is built with a touch-screen Human Machine Interface, the latest CNS/ATM (Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management), and an L3Harris ForceX mission computer.


The order is part of the ARTEMIS (F-5N+/F+ Avionics Reconfiguration and Tactical Enhancement/Modernization for Inventory Standardization) contract awarded by the US Department of Defense to Tactical Air.

ARTEMIS will modernize 22 F-5E/F aircraft procured by the US Navy from the Swiss Air Force. The fleet will be used for air-to-air combat training, close-air support training, tactical development, and evaluation.

Garmin’s flight deck was initially selected by Tactical Air to support the development of F-5 Tiger multi-role tactical fighters into an F-5AT Advanced Tiger adversary training fleet in 2018.

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