C-130 Tactical Removable Airborne Satellite Communications (TRASC)

The C-130 TRASC system is designed as an end-to-end, customizable SATCOM upgrade. TRASC provides a multi-functional capability compatible with a variety of Ku, Ka, and/or X-band solutions for transmitting voice and data for C-130 applications. Developed in partnership by industry experts SelectTech and R4 Integration, Inc., this turn-key solution provides Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) capability WITHOUT aircraft modification. The solution supports front hatch or shoulder panel antenna mounting options.

With the right antenna, a center hatch location can be accommodated. TRASC is fully FAA-compliant and has been built to work on all C-130 variants. This complete solution provides enhanced wide-band SATCOM capability using cutting-edge technology integrated in a single package providing satellite connectivity, aircraft power and networking for the most demanding C-130 missions. The TRASC System includes:

  • Composite Transit Case
  • iDirect Government 9800 AR Airborne Satellite Router
  • Cisco (or customer preferred) Network Router
  • Aircraft-compliant Power Supply: 115VAC/47-800Hz input; 28VDC and 115VAC 50/60Hz outputs
  • Antenna: Ku-band; Ku/Ka-band; X/Ka-band
  • Front Hatch or Shoulder Antenna Mount
  • Aircraft and Antenna Cabling