16-Jul-2014 Source: Terma
Last Friday the first of three Danish EH101 Tactical Troop Transport (TTT) helicopters was deployed to Afghanistan as part of the Danish contribution to the international peacekeeping and peace-supporting operations.
Earlier this year Terma made the final delivery of Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment fielded on the TTT version of the Royal Danish Air Force’ Westland 101 Merlin helicopters (EH101). The equipment includes the Terma developed and manufactured Electronic Warfare Management System ALQ-213, Tactical Threat Displays, Tactical Data Unit, and pods integrated with the Advanced Counter Measure Dispensers (ACMDS) and Missile Warning Sensors.
The delivery of the complete system, including design and manufacturing for the TTT’s is an example of Terma’s ability – with minor technical risks for the customer – to integrate new capabilities by use of applied aerostructures on military aircraft platforms.
The final flight test was performed in December 2013 according to the original schedule at the air force base in Karup with numerous flights and flare ejections. The evaluation of the recorded data led up to the final certification as conclusive proof of the approval of the entire EW system. This was conducted during Spring 2014 in cooperation with helicopter manufacturer Agusta Westland.
Terma has been involved in the EW architecture for the Danish EH101 since the very beginning and delivered the current EW installation back in 2003/04, when the helicopters were delivered to the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF).
The actual and now fulfilled contract between Terma and The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) was entered in September 2012.
RDAF has a total of 14 EH101 helicopters. Eight are dedicated to Search & Rescue (SA) missions, while six are to be used for Tactical Troop Transport (TTT) tasks.
The high-tech Terma Group 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.