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Elbit’s Enhanced Flight Vision System For Helicopters, Helievstm

By [email protected] - 22nd March 2016 - 17:01

Elbit Systems’ recently performed several flight tests with the Helicopter Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), HeliEVS™ in its operational configuration, combining the EVS sensor, HUD and fused image display processor. The operational configuration flight tests were performed onboard a BO105 test-bed helicopter, testing the system during different hours of the day, in various locations including a variety of maneuvers such as rooftop landings and oil rig approaches above the sea, in order to evaluate real operational flight conditions during SAR, EMS and rig transportation missions. Flights results indicate significant contribution to situational awareness and safety. Pilots indicated that they could recognize, even at night and from long distances, obstacles and landing point around the oil rig and to be able to plan ahead optimal approaches. All flight information and video image were displayed in front of the pilot eyes on the Skylens / Skyvis wearable HUD systems.