General Dynamics to Deliver Mission System for Brazilian Super Lynx 300
General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK has been awarded a contract by Leonardo Helicopters (previously AgustaWestland Limited) to provide mission system equipment for the Brazil Super Lynx upgrade programme.
The aircraft’s full glass cockpit will be integrated with General Dynamics Mission System–UK’s cutting-edge Tactical Processing System, alongside its Secure Data Recorder, which will provide increased performance and capability onboard the helicopters.
General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK is a world-leading provider of Tactical Processing Systems, which integrates a diverse range of sensor and application information for display in the cockpit, including graphics generation for up to five independent displays, video management and compression and two independent digital maps, alongside encrypted data storage and tactical datalink capability. The company’s Tactical Processing System equipment is currently incorporated into the Leonardo Helicopters developed cockpit display system installed on the UK and export variants of the Leonardo Helicopters AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter.
The Secure Data Recorder provides a security solution that allows users to securely record and store data for further use. Qualified for manned and unmanned platforms operating in the air, on land and in maritime environments, the Secure Data Recorder enables the transfer of data on and off all types of platforms using an easily inserted encrypted memory cartridge. Typical data transfers include the uploading of mission and digital map data, along with the extraction of recorded data such as radar and electro-optical sensors, voice and data communications and tactical mission data.
Steve Rowbotham, vice president of General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK, said:
“This contract is further testament to General Dynamics’ long-term, collaborative working relationship with Leonardo Helicopters. General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK has decades of globally recognised experience in the delivery of world-leading mission systems solutions, which are trusted by our customers around the world.”
General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK is a key provider of technology onto Eurofighter Typhoon, Tornado and the UK AW159 Lynx Wildcat platforms. The company has more than 50 years of experience providing advanced electronic solutions for the air, maritime and land markets.
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