Terma to protect Polish helicopters

Terma to protect Polish helicopters

16-Jul-2010 Source: Terma

This week, Terma signed a contract with the Polish Defense for the supply of self-protection equipment for 22 Polish helicopters.

In many ways, the contract with a total value of a three-digit million figure is a milestone. To date, this is the largest contract on self-protection equipment which Terma has entered into. Further, it is Terma’s first contract of this kind for one of the new NATO countries. The contract was secured in a close international competition and following several years of cultivation of the Polish market.

As main supplier, Terma will deliver electronics and aerostructures as well as as test, approval, and certification of the completed helicopters and training of 250 Polish Defense employees in the application and maintenance of the equipment.

Terma/Lystrup will be responsible for delivery of the electronic systems and project management, while the department at Grenaa will deliver the so-called pods which are installed on the outside of the helicopters and which contain sensors and flares.

Delivery of equipment from Terma will start in November this year, and installation of the equipment will take place in Poland and will be completed before the end of 2012.
– We have secured a major and very exciting assigment. There is no doubt that our experience and expertise within this area have been a decisive factor. For more than 25 years, Terma has supplied this type of equipment for almost two thousand aircraft and helicopters in 16 different countries, including England, The Netherlands, the U.S. and now Poland, says Vice President in Integrated Defense Systems Dan Ulrich and continues:

– Several projects have been delivered with a very tight deadline. In recent years, this ability to adjust and produce equipment for new platforms with very short notice has resulted in a number of valuable contracts within this highly specialized area.

The 22 helicopters are distributed over two types of helicopters; seven helicopters of the type Mi-17 and 15 of the the Mi-24.

The Mi-17 helicopter was originally developed in the 1970s and approx. 12,000 units have been produced to date. It is primarily applied for transport and search & rescue operations. The other type, the Mi-24, was also produced in the 1970s. It is a combined combat and transport helicopter. Both types were developed by the former Soviet Union and are applied by many countries today.

Terma already enjoys good business relations with Poland. In 2007, the Radar Systems Business Area supplied 19 radar systems to the Polish Border Control for the surveillance of the country’s Baltic coast.

About Terma
Terma develops products and systems for defense, non-defense, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry. The company has a total staff of 1.250 and realized 2009/10 revenues of DKK 1.1 billion. Terma A/S is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark, and maintains international subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, the U.S., and Singapore.

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