We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our contract to design, certify and supply major parts for a significant avionics upgrade to the Gazelle AH-1 fleet for the British Army.
This upgrade, designed to enhance safety and improve aircraft capability, introduces a Garmin GNT650H LPV-capable GPS plus 8.33KHz VHF radio, a Garmin GTS800 TAS (traffic advisory system) and a Sandel SN3500 electronic navigation display. The new cockpit is fully NVG compatible. The use of the Garmin GTS800 TAS system is a first for a UK military platform and the system was demonstrated to be extremely capable and accurate during an extensive test programme.
As the programme now moves to a fleet embodiment phase, we have been awarded additional contracts to provide maintainer training and the first course was recently run at Middle Wallop.