12-Apr-2013 Source: Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems of America, LLC is presenting an array of cutting edge solutions designed to enhance the capabilities of the Aviation Soldier during the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) 2013 Annual Professional Forum and Exposition. The exhibition is taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, April 10-12, 2013. Elbit Systems of America welcomes visitors to booth #1121 during exhibit hours.
Using demonstrations, video presentations, and product displays, Elbit Systems of America will depict the successful integration of systems available to empower the warfighter. Dedicated to those who contribute daily to the safety and security of our nation, Elbit Systems of America’s innovative and affordable solutions offer soldiers the winning edge they deserve.
Supporting our Army Aviators, Elbit Systems of America will present the Large Area Display (LAD), the UH-60L Cockpit Digitization Solution, and Embedded Virtual Avionics. AAAA visitors to the Elbit Systems of America booth may also examine the new Apache Aviator Integrated Helmet and participate in a cockpit demonstration which includes a Helmet Display and Tracker System with Degraded Visual Environment symbology. Elbit Systems of America provides enhanced situational awareness for the Army Aviation fleet with increased reliability and maintainability.
Large Area Display (LAD)
Revolutionizing the functionality of cockpits, the LAD is a panoramic high-definition display measuring up to 22”. The LAD presents integrated high performance flight and mission graphics onto a wider, slimmer, single screen.
Embedded Virtual Avionics
Embedded Virtual Avionics™ (EVA) transforms trainer aircraft into advanced virtual fighter aircraft and provides fighter aircraft with virtual air and ground adversaries while simultaneously lowering training costs. Pilots in the trainer aircraft see, operate, and experience functional weapon systems while operational fighter pilots train in challenging scenarios free from range, threat, and adversary aircraft scheduling constraints. EVA fills the large gap between trainer aircraft and mission oriented, weapon systems laden fighters. EVA requires minimal aircraft integration, limiting integration costs.
Apache Aviator Integrated Helmet
The Apache Aviator Integrated Helmet (AAIH), in conjunction with the Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS) for the Apache Block III helicopter, is the “Eyes of the Apache.” The IHADSS-21 incorporated with an EM tracker is a reliable, cost effective solution for attack helicopters that has the capability and ease of use to ensure mission success and increase situational awareness during day/night flight operations.
Cockpit Demonstrator with Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) Symbology Solution
This 3rd generation demonstration unit from a world leader in helicopter upgrades and integrations demonstrates an all-aspect solution for helicopters allowing for full integration between our Helmet Display with Tracking System (HDTS) and the aircraft’s other avionics systems. Our HDTS, which provides unique crew coordination advantages, is the backbone of our HUD system and is comprised of qualified components already supplied to the Department of Defense (DoD) and in use on various U.S. Military aircraft. This cockpit demonstrator highlights our intuitive brownout “grid symbology” which allows helicopters or tilt rotor aircraft to effectively operate in Degraded Visual Environments (DVE) without the use of heavy or drag-inducing sensors. Featured flat panel displays for the HDTS, for both Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) and Day Heads Up Displays (HUDs), are proven, qualified avionics components that have been rigorously tested and meet all U.S. qualification standards.
UH-60L Cockpit Digitization Solution
The UH-60L Cockpit Digitization Solution demonstration unit will highlight the affordable solution to bring the Army’s current Blackhawk fleet cockpits into the 21st Century. Designed to increase situation awareness and reduce crew cockpit workload, the UH-60L Cockpit Digitization solution could save the U.S. Army millions of dollars in training cost avoidance by using a Man Machine Interface approach identical to the UH-60M cockpit. This allows aviators to transfer between UH-60L and UH-60M equipped units without the need for costly refresher training. In addition, the display technology is the same as that being used in the OH-58F and future variants. The unit also demonstrates Elbit Systems of America’s next generation smart display, Pegasus, with 165 degree viewing angles, embedded digital flight bag, digital map, and automated checklists and warnings.
During AAAA, Elbit Systems of America will also feature the Skylark® I-LE Block II Unmanned Aircraft System. The Skylark offers cutting edge technology designed to assist warfighters in fulfilling close range, tactical missions. Based on lessons learned and operational experience accumulated with United States Forces in Afghanistan, the Block II has an operational range up to 15 km, maintains approximately 3 hours of endurance and is designed to perform in harsh environments such as high altitudes and gusting winds. The hand-launched Skylark unmanned aircraft system offers covert flexibility, sharp imagery and the ability to operate at any time day or night. A hand-launched unit, the Skylark combines the characteristics normally reserved for larger unmanned aircraft system within the form-factor of a man-portable system.
In addition to avionics and unmanned aircraft systems, Elbit Systems of America will highlight high performance computing and communications interoperability solutions and capabilities including the Dual Power Amplifier, TC100L, TC-100D, and the TC150M.
Dual Avionics Power Amplifier
The Elbit Systems of America’s Dual Aviation Power Amplifier provides two-way extended range communications of both fielded and next-generation waveforms. Elbit’s power amplifier includes a 50W channel for legacy Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) and a 25W UHF/L-Band channel for next-generation Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW). The compact design of the Dual Aviation Power Amplifier reduces platform size and weight constraints for the Army’s aviators.
TC Family of Power Amplifiers
The TC-100L, TC-100D, and TC-150 power amplifiers are 100 and 150 watt power amplifiers designed for the SATCOM uplink band with a low noise, high dynamic range. Each power amplifier is designed for continuous operation in a tactical environment. With a rugged, weatherproof chassis, the amplifiers are capable of operation in vehicles, shelters, aircraft, transit cases, and racks, or on the ground at the base of the antenna mast.
Elbit Systems of America comprehensive solution for aviation services is also featured during the exposition. Elbit Systems of America provides support solutions for specific customer needs. Easy access to OEM support, fast repair turn-around times and online status reporting enable our customers to better enhance operational availability. Elbit Systems of America realizes our Army Aviators deserve a product support structure as stable and reliable as their platforms. We provide combat-proven design, development, production, repair, and life-cycle supportability solutions of mission critical systems for U.S. and Allied military tactical platforms. We also enhance customer capabilities by managing the repair and overhaul system support, as well as life cycle support for the full range of military electronics systems.
Located in San Antonio, Texas, Elbit Systems of America’s subsidiary, M7 Aerospace, offers comprehensive, multi-site contractor logistics support, life cycle contractors and depot support for fleets operated by the United States military. M7 Aerospace brings world class capabilities in avionics upgrades, special mission modifications, reset programs and airframe modification and repair for numerous aircraft platforms operated by both commercial and military customers. M7 Aerospace offers a full suite of aviation services, including Aerostructure Manufacturing; Government Logistics Support Services; Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul; Engineering Services; Aircraft Parts and Support; and Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. M7 offers an integrated services solution approach to its government and commercial customers, crossing traditional market boundaries. Such services are currently being performed by Elbit Systems in several countries around the world.
About Elbit Systems of America, LLC
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services.