At Farnborough 2012 SELEX Elsag announced a 11 million euro contract to supply LOAM (Laser Obstacle Avoidance & Monitoring) systems to equip naval and tactical NH-90 helicopters operated by the Italian Ministry of Defense. Delivery of the equipment is expected to begin in 2013.
The NH90 is produced by NHI, a consortium between the Franco-German companyÂ Eurocopter, the Anglo-Italian Agusta WestlandÂ and the DutchÂ Stork Fokker Aerospace.
SELEX Elsagâ€™s LOAM is an auxiliary system for navigation, designed for rotary wing platforms. Its operating system is based on anÂ eye-safe laser radar. This can detect any kind of dangerous obstacle along the flight path, such as power lines, ropeway wires and pillars, allowing the crew to adopt appropriate, timely and effective countermeasures. This significantly increases the pilotâ€™s situational awareness and guarantees a higher level of safety in low altitude flight during operational missions.
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