26-Mar-2013 Source: HeliHub.com
The Polish military has recently signed a contract with the WZL-1 factory at Lodz to install GPS on their fleet of Kaman SH-2G Sea Sprite helicopters. The upgrades will be done in the course of the usual maintenance of each aircraft over the coming months. Raytheon’s MAGR2000 GPS unit is being installed on the four aircraft operated by the Polish Navy.
Raytheon describe their unit as follows: “The MAGR 2000 design is a GPS Receiver Applications Module (GRAM) based open system architecture that is modular in design and incorporates modern electronics. The MAGR 2000 is a form, fit, and function backward compatible replacement of the MAGR, and provides enhancements including improved acquisition and GPS solution performance, all-in-view GPSsatellite tracking and GPS integrity.”
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com