Data Transfer Unit (DTU)

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0558
Category: Mission Systems
Object Type: Data Storage
Object Name: Data Transfer Unit (DTU)
Part No: 697964-1
Serial No: 0007
Manufacturer: GEC-Marconi Avionics
Division: Flight Systems [FSD]
Platform(s): Tornado 
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Location: Archive Object Store

GEC Marconi Avionics Ltd
Title DTU Assembly
Part No. 697964-1
Ser 0007 Code K0656
S/W Version 005
GMAv Part No. 59-067-01


The unit is used to rapidly transfer mission planning data into the aircraft systems via a cartridge. The data may be stores data and route planning and is transferred from a computerised Mission Planning Station. These systems use non-volatile memory so that no battery backup is needed and contain 4MByte of solid state memory.

This is the aircraft cockpit unit that uses Data Transfer Cartridge, ODMI0559.

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