Elisen was responsible for extensive avionic upgrades.

Extensive avionics upgrades to Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft involving the following changes:

  • Cabin section
  • Floor structure
  • Wing interface.
  • Completely redesigned instrument panel
  • Integration of multifunction displays
  • Relocation of primary flight instruments, controls, and annunciations
  • Avionics system upgrades/additions: TCAS, Mode S transponder, ADS-B out, TACAN, ELT, AHRS, EHSI, ADC, VHF/UHF comm radios
  • Upgrade electrical power distribution, and addition of emergency battery

We also incorporated special mission capabilities such as:

  • Mission Computer
  • Helmet Mounted Cuing System,
  • Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Fire Control Radar;
  • Modified throttle and grip
  • Upgraded external lights

The modifications were approved by Transport Canada (TCCA) and Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) and Germany’s Federal Defence.