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MD Helicopters, Elbit Systems Team Up on Scout Attack Helicopter Modernization

MD Helicopters, Elbit Systems Team Up on Scout Attack Helicopter Modernization - top government contractors - best government contracting event
MD Helicopters, Elbit Systems Team Up on Scout Attack Helicopter Modernization - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Elbit Systems and MD Helicopters have signed a teaming agreement to incorporate new features into a scout attack helicopter platform designed for military customers.

The partnership aims to equip the MD 530G Block II vehicle with helmet display, tracker and weapons and mission management systems, MD Helicopters said Thursday.

IWS is intended to operate with the company's 369FF glass cockpit, which the Federal Aviation Administration granted type certification.

According to MD Helicopters, HDTS will work to help pilots to place the aircraft into attack position and engage targets while WMS is a digital system that will allow the helicopter to support Hellfire missiles, Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems and other munitions.

A digital mapping application will serve as the key component of MMS and will feature a touchscreen graphical user interface. The app is designed to display a moving map for pilots to obtain situational awareness related to helicopter positions, friendly areas and threats.

The MD 530G Block II variant's electro-optical/infrared system can integrate with MMS to facilitate intelligence detection and storage.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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