Tele­phon­ics awarded sec­ond con­tract with Kazan He­li­copters

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

Tele­phon­ics Cor­po­ra­tion has bagged a sec­ond con­tract from the Rus­sian man­u­fac­turer of the world-renowned Mi-8/17 fam­ily of he­li­copters, Kazan He­li­copters, part of the Rus­sian He­li­copters com­pany. Tele­phon­ics will sup­ply 85 RDR-1600 weather avoid­ance search and res­cue radars to Kazan for in­stal­la­tion on the Mi-17V5 he­li­copters for de­liv­ery to the In­dian Air Force.

The RDR-1600, a high-per­for­mance air­borne, weather avoid­ance, and sur­veil­lance radar has been cho­sen by many end-users for its long de­tec­tion range and re­li­able per­for­mance in ex­treme con­di­tions. The sys­tem pro­vides the In­dian Air Force with a light­weight so­lu­tion for their all-weather op­er­a­tions. With the ad­di­tion of weather alert, bea­con de­tec­tion, and ground map­ping op­er­a­tional modes, the RDR-1600 de­liv­ers ac­cu­rate and pre­cise in­for­ma­tion to the flight crew, en­hanc­ing both mis­sion ef­fec­tive­ness and safety. This is the sec­ond time Tele­phon­ics RDR-1600 radar has been cho­sen by Kazan He­li­copters af­ter the suc­cess­ful in­tro­duc­tion, in­te­gra­tion and de­liv­ery of 93 sys­tems for the In­dian Air Force Mi-17V5 he­li­copters. “Be­ing cho­sen by Kazan and the In­dian Air Force for the sec­ond time demon­strates the ef­fec­tive­ness and re­li­a­bil­ity of the RDR-1600 in chal­leng­ing en­vi­ron­ments,” said Kevin McSweeney, Tele­phon­ics Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer. “We’re pleased to part­ner with Kazan He­li­copters in sup­port of the In­dian Air Force.”

De­liv­er­ies to Kazan will be­gin in early sum­mer of 2013, with fi­nal de­liv­er­ies to com­plete in 2014.

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