C-130 Tactical Removable Airborne Satellite Communications (TRASC)

Fully Integrated SATCOM Solution for C-130/L-100 Aircraft Featuring the Rugged PacStar 447 Small Router Module

The C-130 Tactical Removable Airborne Satellite Communications (TRASC) system is an end-to-end, customizable SATCOM upgrade for C-130 and L-100 aircraft. The C-130 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 R4 Integration, Inc. and SelectTech, this turnkey solution provides Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) capability without aircraft modification. The solution supports front-hatch or shoulder-panel antenna mounting options.

Enjoy a permanent installation with no radomes to remove for servicing, zero downtime due to easy antenna swaps and sparing, and field maintainability.

C-130 TRASC has been built to work on all C-130/L-100 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. With the right antenna, a center-hatch location can be accommodated. The integrated kit features the PacStar 447 Small Router Module which provides high-performance routing, switching and advanced network services for critical voice, data and video connectivity in a compact, quick setup, rugged form factor.

Rugged, Reliable

Includes compact rugged PacStar 400 Series Small Router Modules

All Variants

Built to work on all C-130/L-100 variants

Enhanced SATCOM

Cutting-edge technology integrated in a single package for the most demanding missions


Roll-On/Roll-Off without aircraft modification


Integrated Kit Features

  • Rugged PacStar Small Router Modules
  • Composite transit case
  • iDirect Government 9800 AR Airborne Satellite Router (or customer preferred)
  • Inmarsat G-MODMAN (for dual-modem Ka-band solution)
  • Aircraft-compliant dual power supply:
    • 115VAC/47-800Hz & 28VDC inputs
    • 28VDC & 115VAC 50/60Hz outputs
  • 18″ parabolic antenna: Ku-band; Ku/Ka-band; X/Ka-band combined (mil-Ka compatible)
  • GETSAT antenna: Ka-band (Inmarsat GX type certified and mil-Ka compatible)
  • Front-hatch or shoulder-panel mounted antenna
  • Aircraft and antenna cabling

C-130 TRASC Benefits

  • Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) capability without aircraft modification
  • Monitor carrier signal in real-time during acquisition
  • Observe signals across L-band to determine interference
  • Ensure antenna pointing accuracy when antenna located under a radome