BAE Wins Contract to Provide Bell Helicopter Flight Control Computers

Photo courtesy of Bell

BAE Systems has won a systems development and demonstration contract to provide flight control computers to Bell Helicopter, BAE announced Monday.

The contract also calls on BAE to provide follow-on production work over a five-year period.

BAE will supply the fly-by-wire systems for the 525 Relentless super medium class helicopter and the units will be used for flight test and certification.

The systems are intended to allow pilots to fly missions without external navigation or landing aids.

The system also is intended to provide:

  • integrated flight and propulsion control
  • center-of-gravity computation for stores and fuel contents
  • structural air loads alleviation

BAE will perform development work in southern New York and will produce the computers in Fort Wayne, Ind.



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