Garmin® introduces the GWX 75 aviation Doppler weather radar

Four-times more color contouring for superior weather analysis

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the GWX™ 75, a new addition to its suite of weather radars.
Intended for a wide range of aircraft, the Doppler-based, solid-state
GWX 75 incorporates exceptional range and a new, enhanced color palette
that features more color contouring than traditional weather radar on
the market. A helicopter version of the weather radar, the GWX 75H, is
also available. Optional features such as turbulence detection and
ground clutter suppression are also available with the GWX 75.

“We are thrilled to continue to broaden our suite of weather radar
solutions that meet the needs of thousands of aircraft operators
throughout the world,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation
sales and marketing. “With improved features, a lower cost of ownership
and easy upgrade path, the GWX 75 is a simple and straightforward
weather radar solution that increases situational awareness to aid in
navigation around severe weather.”

The GWX 75 provides pilots with a source of on-board weather information
to assist in the analysis of convective weather threats, which aids in
situational awareness and helps reduce aircraft operational costs.
Pilots can tailor a unique weather picture on each individual display in
the cockpit, offering superior customization. A high-definition color
palette also helps pilots more easily interpret the severity of an
individual storm cell or multiple storm cells in an area, which can
incorporate four-times more color contouring than typically displayed by
other weather radars on the market.

Boasting a solid-state design, the GWX 75 offers reduced power
consumption and extended life compared to earlier generation,
magnetron-based weather radars. The GWX 75 offers a range of 320
nautical miles, horizontal scan angles of up to 120 degrees and to focus
on an area of interest, pilot-adjustable sector scanning. The GWX 75
also retains vertical scan capabilities, which allows the pilot to focus
on storm tops, gradients and storm cell build-up at various altitudes.

Utilizing the GWX 75, pilots can more confidently navigate around
challenging weather with optional features such as Doppler-enabled
turbulence detection and ground clutter suppression. Turbulence
detection identifies turbulence in air containing certain particulates,
such as precipitation, while ground clutter suppression allows the GWX
75 to separate radar ground returns and remove them from the display.
Additionally, Garmin’s exclusive WATCH® (Weather Attenuated
Color Highlight) helps to identify shadowing effects of short-range cell
activity and highlights areas where radar returns are weakened or
attenuated by intense precipitation to allow for more precise weather

Additionally, Garmin is launching a new Weather Radar Operations
eLearning course, which is available immediately via the flyGarmin®
website. This course helps pilots get the most out of a Garmin weather
radar by discussing a variety of topics and reviewing operational
techniques, such as tilt and range management, weather radar display
interpretation, as well as automation and task management. An
interactive session also allows pilots to manipulate the controls of the
weather radar as various features and settings are reviewed within the
PC-based course. This course is available for $149 and comes with a
two-year subscription. For additional information, visit

The GWX 75 is designed as a direct replacement for the GWX 70 or as a
new installation in a wide variety of aircraft and is compatible with
select Garmin integrated flight decks, the GTN™ 650/750 series
touchscreen navigators, the TXi series and G500/G600 flight displays.
Customers can later upgrade from the GWX 75 to the GWX 80 weather radar
with ease. Garmin has received Technical Standard Order (TSO)
certification for the GWX 75 and GWX 75H weather radars, which are
expected to be available in August starting at a suggested retail price
of $21,995 and $31,995 respectively. For additional information, visit
or contact [email protected].

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