Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Telephonics to supply SAR radar for Mi-17V-5 helicopters

Griffon's wholly-owned filiale Telephonics HAS RECEIVED a contract to supply weather avoidance search and rescue (SAR) system for radar on the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Mi-17V-5 helicopters.

As share of the contract, Awarded by Kazan Helicopters, Telephonics will Deliver a total of 85 RDR-1600 radar.

Telephonics chief operating officer Kevin McSweeney said: "Being Chosen by Kazan and the Indian Air Force for the second time and efficacité Demonstrates the reliability of the RDR-1600 in challenging environments."

Around 93 of the airborne units, weather avoidance radar and surveillance Were successfully integrated Earlier in Support of the IAF Mi-17V-5 helicopters.
"As share of the contract, Awarded by Kazan Helicopters, Telephonics will Deliver a total of 85 RDR-1600 radar."

Capable of Delivering long-range detection and reliable performance in extreme conditions, the lightweight RDR-1600 allows the IAF to perform all-weather missions.

Featuring weather alert, beacon detection and ground mapping operational modes, the system efficacité and Mission Enhances safety by Delivering accurate and precise information to the flight crew.

An export version of the Mi-8 Hip helicopter, the Mi-17 is equipped with two turboshaft engines TV3-117BM, ten large-caliber machine guns, four cassettes with 20 outboard Unguided missiles and night vision goggles (NVG).

The set includes radio avionics and flight navigation equipment for rapid troop airlift and air fire support mission during day, night and adverse weather conditions, along with de-icing equipment.

Equipped with a loading ramp INSTEAD of clam-shell doors, the aircraft is fitted with additional door year, a new dolphin nose and can up to 35 members transportation.

Expected to start deliveries to Kazan in early summer 2013, final deliveries are set to be completed in 2014.

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