HAL scouts cock­pit dis­play sys­tems for light chop­pers

SP's MAI - - SP’S EXCLUSIVES -

HAL has an­nounced in­ter­est in sourc­ing AMLCD-based dis­play sys­tems to re­place the con­ven­tional cock­pits of Chee­tah, Chetak and Chee­tal light he­li­copters in ser­vice with the armed forces. HAL has said it would pre­fer off-the-shelf sys­tems for rapid eval­u­a­tion and in­stal­la­tion. It is look­ing for 50 sets for the Chee­tal fleet and 200 sets for the Chee­tah and Chetak fleets com­bined. The scope of work de­fined by the EoI in­vi­ta­tion in­cludes de­liv­ery of cer­ti­fied off-the-shelf engine dis­play and other dis­play sys­tems, con­duct­ing of re­quired mod­i­fi­ca­tions to hard­ware and soft­ware, sup­port dur­ing in­te­gra­tion, ground and flight test­ing of he­li­copters up to full cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. The Engine Dis­play Sys­tem is to be in­stalled on the he­li­copter cock­pit to pro­vide man ma­chine in­ter­face and to dis­play engine and other pa­ram­e­ters. HAL stip­u­lates that it needs to be full colour NVG com­pat­i­ble AMLCD type with LED back­light­ing. Two SMFDs will be re­quired to be in­stalled in each he­li­copter cock­pit to pro­vide man ma­chine in­ter­face and to dis­play pri­mary flight, nav­i­ga­tional and he­li­copter data.

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