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SIKORSKY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF SERVICE BY THE NURI S-61 WITH THE ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Source: Jason Tan Boon Teck


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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Sikorsky and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) celebrated 50 years of continuous service of the S-61 helicopter in Malaysia. The milestone was celebrated September. 17 with a commemorative dinner attended by Malaysian Chief of Air Force, General Tan Sri Dato Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang and scores of RMAF helicopter crew members.

The first of an initial order for 10 S-61 aircraft, subsequently named the Nuri by the RMAF, arrived in Malaysia in late 1967. Since its introduction, the Nuri S-61 has demonstrated its multi-role capability with a variety of missions including transport and search and rescue across the country.

Since 1967, scores of RMAF crew members have trained with Sikorsky, joining generations of Sikorsky-trained pilots who have flown more than 24 million flight hours in S-61 aircraft around the world, in both military and civilian service.

The RMAF’s Nuri aircraft are based in Butterworth in West Malaysia, and Kuching in East Malaysia. The fleet was recently upgraded with features including avionics and glass cockpit ensuring the platform remains modern and reliable.

Source:  Lockheed Martin
Source Date: September 18, 2017
Posted: 09/19/2017

 
 
U.S. NAVY AWARDS ADVANCED OFF-BOARD ELECTRONIC WARFARE CONTACT
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Source: U.S. Navy


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WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems is being awarded a $23.6 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-5353) to exercise options for engineering manufacturing and development for advanced off-board electronic warfare (AOEW). The AOEW program will provide an electronic warfare mission package to integrate with a flight vehicle. The AOEW program will provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile threats.

Work is expected to be completed by November 2018. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia is the contracting activity.

Source:  http://www.defenselink.mil
Source Date: September 18, 2017
Posted: 09/19/2017

 
 
TERMA AIRCRAFT SURVIVABILITY EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DUTCH NH90 HELICOPTERS PREPARED FOR FINAL TESTS
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Source: Terma


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LONDON - In 2012, Terma completed a study program for Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to identify the best possible way of protecting the NH90 aircraft against IR seeking missiles. The study identified a number of solutions all centered around a Missile Warning System, the Terma Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System, and ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare (EW) controller.

Based on the recommendations from the study program, Terma was contracted in 2014 to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) onto the RNLAF NH90 helicopters to meet current needs and prepare them for future growth options.

The MASE installation consists of the proven modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment concept consisting of the ALQ-213 EW controller, a modular self-protection Pod equipped with MILDS-F Missile Warning System, and the Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System updated with the latest generation Terma Digital Sequencer Switch.

The Pod is mounted on a dedicated carrier for optimum threat detection and countermeasures dispensing without compromising other NH90 capabilities. Control and operation of the system are provided through the Electronic Warfare Management System, ALQ-213, in the latest version. The basic design of the installation allows for future growth, such as Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) or new sensors for e.g. radar warning or laser warning. As part of the NH90 specific requirements, Terma’s system has been optimized to withstand the harsh operating environment helicopters are exposed to when operating over salt water. In addition, design considerations have been taken to ensure that the installation is practical to handle and operate from a helicopter deck on a frigate, such as easy access to and installation of the Pod even in rough weather conditions.

The installation on the first NH90 has been completed and is now being prepared for the final Ground & Flight test, scheduled to start in October 2017.

The modularity of the MASE pod has enabled tailoring for a number of helicopter platforms, including AH-64D, EH-101, Mi-17, Mi-24, and AS 550 Fennec. Terma’s electronic self-protection systems are in use on the AS 532 U2 Cougar Mk2, the F-16 fighter, C-130 transport aircraft, and other aircraft throughout the world.

Source:  Terma
Associated URL: terma.com
Source Date: September 13, 2017
Posted: 09/18/2017

 

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