The first laser based anti-collision LOAM (Laser Obstacle Avoidance and Monitoring) system for helicopters has been installed aboard a NH90 TTH, recently delivered to the Italian Ministry of Defense.
The Selex ES-made LOAM navigation aids for helicopters is able to report any type of obstacle including very thin ones such as such as electrical cables, cables to lift or pillars, giving the crew time to change altitude or direction.
Thanks to LOAM, the ability of situational awareness of the pilot, is significantly increased especially in situations of reduced visibility, ensuring a level of security especially in low-altitude flight.
For the NH90 helicopter in service with the Italian Armed Forces, in addition to LOAM, Selex ES produces equipment for communication, navigation and information (Communication, Navigation and Information - CNI), radar and mission systems.
The NATO NH90 is currently the largest European helicopter program, to support NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency) and the service of the armed forces of many countries, members of the alliance.
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland , as a member of the consortium with the participation NHIndustries Helicopters also Airbus and Fokker, is involved in the production, assembly and logistic support of helicopters, in Italy are assembled at the AgustaWestland Marco Polo site.
Qatar has signed a contract for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters worth more than Euro 3 Billion during DIMDEX 2018 exhibition in Qatar. The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport configuration and 12 NH90s in naval configuration, will support the countrys plan to modernise their military helicopter fleet
Leonardos subsidiary, Selex ES was awarded a contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) worth up to USD 20.9 million for delivery of its Model 2100 Instrument Landing System with collocated Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
NH Industries delivers 300th NH90 production helicopter to the Spanish Armed Forces on Thursday, December 15. Assembled at the Airbus Helicopters Spanish final assembly line at Albacete, the aircraft will be operated by the Spanish Armys aviation branch, Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET)
The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered six additional NH90 helicopters in tactical troop transport (TTH) configuration. This brings the total amount of NH90 TTHs on order for the French Army Aviation to 74
Finmeccanica-Selex presented surveillance technologies chosen by NATO to help provide security for the organisations member countries. Launched in 2012, the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme uses remotely piloted aircraft, sensors, ground stations and mission support to conduct real-time surveillance, the company said in a statement Thursday
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