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Israel Aircraft Industries Tamam Division Wins Contract To Upgrade MI-24/35 Helicopter For Night Operations

Jun 10, 1999

A contract to upgrade the MI-24/35 helicopter for night operations has been awarded to Israel Aircraft Industries Tamam Division by a foreign customer.

The helicopter upgrading program has been designated MIssion24 and IAI will display the helicopter at the 1999 Paris Air Show.

The MIssion24 modernization package includes the Helicopter Multi-Mission Optronic Stabilized Payload (HMOSP) for day and night observation and targeting; Night Vision Goggles (NVG) and Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) for each crewmember, for safe low-level night flight operations.

In addition, a Keyboard and Display Unit (KDU) integrated with a Digital Moving Map (DMM), utilizing a GPS/Doppler navigation system will be used for mission planning and accurate navigation. Each cockpit will contain a Multi Function display (MFD) to be used for video recording, flight data, navigation, and targeting display.

The Helmet Motion Sensor (HMS) enslaves the observation and targeting payload or turret-mounted gun, enabling the crew rapid and efficient engagement and target destruction.

All of these modernization features are managed by the Mission Computer (MC) that significantly reduces the crew workload during the mission. The MIssion24 helicopter is able to handle the original AT-6 (SHTURM) anti-tank missiles, and the most advanced fire and forget SPIKE anti-tank missiles together with rockets, bombs, and pylon mounted guns.

A Chaff & Flare Counter Measure Dispensing System, mounted on the tail, is operated by the pilot and gives the helicopter self defense protection.

For more information, contact:
Doron Suslik
Deputy Corp VP for Communications
Tel: 972 (3) 93 5-8509
Fax: 972 (3) 935-8512

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