Elbit Systems Ltd. will showcase a modular package of solutions enabling the entire helicopter mission envelope, including: advanced tactical flight in Degraded Visual Environment (DVE), multi-role missions, Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) as well as training and simulation.
Elbit Systems’ recent announcement of the opening of an office in Berlin and its participation in ILA Berlin for the first time are part of the Company’s growing activities in the German market, which also include expanding the development and manufacturing capabilities of its local subsidiary TELEFUNKEN RACOMS, and broadening cooperation with other German defense industries.
The display of the Company’s modular mission rotorcraft package will include a glass cockpit suite, DVE solutions and Head Mounted Systems (HMD), Precision Guided Munitions (PGM), airborne training and simulation, self-protection solutions, intelligence systems as well as airborne Search and Rescue SAR and communication systems.
Other system to be displayed at the exhibition:
DVE, Cockpit and Precision Guided Munitions Solutions
BrightNite system is a multi-spectral end to end panoramic piloting solution that fuses multiple day and night cameras into one clear intuitive piloting picture regardless of external light conditions and delivers the landscape scenery directly to both eyes of the pilot. It includes 2D flight symbology, 3D mission symbology and Elbit Systems’ unique brownout symbology.
The Smart Glass Cockpit for helicopters suite integrates an HDTS (Helmet Display and Tracking System), intuitive user-interface, multi-functional smart displays and next-generation applications to deliver a fully compatible multi-mission cockpit.
The glass cockpit enables the crew to execute a wide variety of missions, ranging from utility to naval and attack missions, while receiving relevant aircraft and mission data and reducing life-cycle costs. With vast experience in advanced cockpit avionics and a broad range of core technologies, systems and products, Elbit Systems offers a baseline glass cockpit configuration, with the possibility to add different systems and sub-systems, according to each customer’s needs, such as Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS), digital map, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), Primary Flight Display (PFD), Electro-Optic Payload (EOP) display, navigation aids and others.
Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket (GATR) is an affordable semi-active, laser-guided, 70 mm rocket. Featuring a unique aerodynamic design, cutting-edge multi-purpose electronic fusing delay, Intensive Munitions (IM) warhead and an advanced launcher, GATR offers a degree of precision-strike capability and deliverable ordnance that are unmatched by any other 70 mm munitions system. It’s cutting-edge and variable fuzing solutions enable GATR to provide combat flexibility to engage a great variety of target sets, both stationary and maneuvering, with reduced collateral damage. Thoroughly tested and evaluated, the GATR system is highly customizable and applicable to fixed-wing platforms, rotary-wing platforms and ground launchers.
Helicopter Self-Protection Systems
Mini-MUSIC provides fixed and rotary-wing aircraft with enhanced protection against multiple missile threats. Built on years of proven experience in a military environment, this operational Directional Infra-Red Countermeasures (DIRCM) solution can also be integrated with various missile warning systems (MWS) for reliable and affordable protection. The MUSIC systems have a proven track record of protecting multiple types of aircraft against heat-seeking ground-to-air IR missiles and have been selected a number of governments, international organizations and private sector aircraft owners to protect both fleets and special aircraft.
All-in-Small is an extremely small and lightweight integrated airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) self-protection suite, in a single line replaceable unit. All-in-Small can be effectively integrated with DIRCM systems due to its high range detection and direction finding accuracy and enables quick and efficient jamming.
Airborne Radio and Communication Systems
Airborne Software Defined Radio (SDR) MCTR-7200 is part of a family of tactical SDR offering superior operational versatility. MCTR-7200 is a multi-waveform tactical IP radio that features a uniquely designed software communications architecture, an intuitive user interface and multiple configuration options. The multi-use, single platform contains powerful programmable hardware that offers reliable triple play services – voice, video and data – simultaneously over a single narrowband tactical 25Hz channel and high speed data over wideband channels.
AN/PRC-648 PLB is an airborne personal survival radio intended for non-combat SAR missions. The system is designed to provide ultra-reliable performance in severe environments. This uniquely feature-rich Personal Locator Beacon has an integral voice transceiver offering multichannel VHF/UHF resources .An embedded GPS receiver provides for automatic position reporting, for geo-location with better than 10 meters (33 feet) accuracy. The triple beacon enables transmitting distress signals over all the internationally recognized emergency frequencies.
Airborne LINK22 Signal Processing Controller SPC 1921 is TELEFUNKEN RACOMS’ next generation data link for long-range applications. The system provides forces with interoperability in various scenarios including multinational military operations and maritime SAR missions. The system is operationally proven and compatible with NATO requirements.
HRA 5100 is TELEFUNKEN RACOMS’ airborne communication system supporting voice and data link in air-to-air and air-to-ground applications and non-line-of-sight flight. The system enables automatic radio communication by passive and active channel analysis, automatic channel selection from a preset frequency list and adaptive reaction to varying propagation conditions. The system performs sophisticated error detection and correction.
Airborne Training and Simulation
EVA for helicopters – Embedded Virtual Avionics (EVA) is a suite designed to shorten the training gap between trainer and modern fighter aircraft. Allowing the trainees to operate advanced systems, such as virtual radar, optical sensors and EW systems, as well as virtual air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons, EVA transforms the aircraft into a virtual advanced fighter, while maintaining the hourly training costs of a trainer.
In-Flight Electronic Warfare Simulator (IFEWS) enables today’s fighting force to cost-effectively maximize operational readiness, while supporting diverse battlefield requirements. A revolutionary solution in the area of embedded training for EW, IFEWS™ offers near logistics-free deployment and a customizable, realistic training experience. IFEWS™ implementation and deployment minimizes the need for EW range build-up, range upgrades and ongoing maintenance, facilitating a rapid return on investment (ROI).
Airborne Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Protection Systems
SPECTRO XR is an ultra-long-range, day/night, multi-spectral electro-optical ISTAR system that provides 20” payload performance in a 15” payload. The system enables improved performance without increasing size and weight. Already selected by a customer for operational use, SPECTRO XR can be installed on a variety of platforms including rotary and fixed-wing airborne platforms, aerostats, naval vessels and land vehicles.
SkEye WAPS is an airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) system. SkEye comprises advanced capabilities in the field of imagery intelligence gathering and provides a complete high-resolution picture and large Field-of-View (FOV) to a large number of users.