Flying a helicopter
Helicopter stories
Accidents
Acronyms
Jobs new
Airliners
Airshows
Future helicopters
For Sale
Contact


Database

47288 serials
20259 photos
4017 heliports



facebook     twitter     google     linkedin


Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here



Latest News

Wiking Helikopter H145 Approved Training Organisation

Bell Helicopter’s Mirabel Celebrates 5,000th Aircraft

S-64E “Annie” Return to Chile for Firefighting

H160’s Third Prototype Gets Carbon Design Livery

Six New Airbus Helicopters for Philippines in 2017

HeliOffshore and Honeywell Demonstrate HTAWS

Airmedic’s New Call Dispatch System

Bell 412EP Ballistic Protection


News

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract by U.S. Navy to Provide Mission Computers for H-1 Helicopter Upgrades


Northrop Grumman has signed a direct contract with the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to provide Gen II mission computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters in the H-1 Upgrade program.


Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract by U.S. Navy to Provide Mission Computers for H-1 Helicopter Upgrades


Northrop Grumman, April 03, 2012 - WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. - GLOBE NEWSWIRE -- In a first for the H-1 Upgrade program, the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has signed a direct contract with Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide mission computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters.

Under the $8.9 million contract, Northrop Grumman will provide Gen II mission computers to the U.S. Marine Corps Light Attack Helicopter Program (PMA-276). The direct sale is estimated to significantly reduce the H-1 Upgrade program's mission computer price.

The dual mission computers are the heart of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Avionics System (IAS) that powers the helicopters' glass cockpits. The mission computers provide centralized control of the IAS, interface with the tactical moving map, and display both situational awareness and health monitoring information. Additionally, the IAS and mission computers feature open, modular architecture that allows for easy system upgrades and rapid insertion of new technologies. Northrop Grumman also provides the operational flight program software that controls the IAS.

"As part of the Integrated Avionics System, the mission computers have proven their excellent value and reliability in combat," said Ike Song, vice president of situational awareness systems at Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division. "We will be working even more closely with the H-1 Upgrade team to provide cost-effective, high-quality solutions that increase the safety and effectiveness of service members."

The mission computers will be used onboard UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters that make up the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons. Critical mission data is shown on four displays, reducing workload and increasing aircrew situational awareness in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and deployed Marine Expeditionary Units.

The H-1 Upgrade program is critical to the Marine Corps. The program involves replacing aging AH-1W and UH-1N helicopters with upgraded UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft, providing significant improvements in commonality, reliability and maintainability. This reduces life cycle and training costs and decreases the logistics footprint for both aircraft. Additionally, the upgraded helicopters have 100 percent software commonality through Northrop Grumman's IAS and the same operational flight program. Both the UH-1Y and AH-1Z are in full-rate production by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide


This article is listed in :
Bell UH-1Y Venom in USUS Marine Corps
--Helicopters Software

Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here