24 Maret 2017

Airod Lines up Three Aircraft Upgrades

24 Maret 2017


Upgraded Nuri helicopter (photo : NST)

Sikorsky S-61A4 Nuri helicopter

On 23 March, the third day of the LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi, Airod formally delivered to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) its proof-of-concept Sikorsky S-61A4 Nuri helicopter with upgraded avionics. The Nuri upgrade is in progress, with Hawk and Hercules upgrades awaiting contract award too.

An Airod representative told Shephard that the first aircraft took 11 months to complete, which was two months ahead of schedule. The upgrade of each succeeding aircraft should take about five months.

Airod is contracted to upgrade 14 additional Nuri helicopters. The avionics upgrade should grant the fleet an extra 15 years of life, which is ambitious considering that the fleet entered RMAF service way back in the 1960s.

Airod, assisted by Universal Avionics and Heli-One, signed an MoU on 20 April 2016 to pave the way for this life extension project. Heli-One assisted Airod with the first aircraft, but the Malaysian company will be responsible for the remaining aircraft.

The upgrade features a single UNS-1Lw Multi-Missions Management System and four EFI-890H advanced flight displays that are night vision goggle-compatible.

Also included are LCR-100 attitude heading reference system sensors, EuroAvionics EuroNav 7 mission computer, DME-4000, DF-938 direction finder, Rockwell Collins NAV-4000, Thommen AC-32 air data computers and RDR-1600 search radar.

Heli-One also supplied a simulator for training use, with conversion training for pilots taking about five days.

BAE Systems Hawk Mk 208 and Hawk Mk 108

A day earlier, on 22 March, Airod signed an MoU with BAE Systems for a proposed Hawk jet upgrade for the RMAF.

The upgrade will incorporate a new radar warning receiver, countermeasure dispensing system, digital video and mission planning system. This will 'ensure the aircraft meets all future operational requirements,' according to BAE Systems and Airod.

Mike Swales, Hawk programme director from BAE Systems, expected a letter of acceptance to be signed within two months.

BAE Systems would be responsible for completing the first aircraft, and then assist Airod with the second. Work on the third aircraft onwards would be done by Airod. Work should be completed within three years.

The RMAF has a dozen Hawk Mk 208 light attack aircraft and six Hawk Mk 108 trainers that were acquired in the 1980s. The upgrade should concentrate on ten Hawk Mk 208s to extend their life by some 15 years.

BAE Systems and Airod had signed a letter of intent for this proposed Hawk upgrade in February 2016.

C-130H Hercules

A third upgrade programme waiting in the wings for Airod concerns the RMAF C-130H Hercules fleet, this project is being undertaken in conjunction with Rockwell Collins.

This will see a wholesale modernisation of the RMAF's 14-strong C-130H fleet, and Rockwell Collins expected a contract to be awarded before the end of 2017.

This upgrade is based on Rockwell Collins' Flight2 system, which will replace 14 analogue gauges on the flight deck with a completely digital system that will save 400kg in weight.

With Airod acting as an approved Lockheed Martin service provider, the company is in prime position to seal this contract. The programme is likely to be done in two batches of seven aircraft, with all work done in Malaysia.

(Shephard)

31 komentar:

  1. Heli S-61, puma/super puma,bahkan mi-17 terbukti cost effective dalam menjalankan berbagai jenis misi militer..maka smp sekarang armada heli2 tsb masih dipertahankan oleh banyak user, bahkan perancis dan inggris

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    1. heli nie exist kerena best or kerena tak de wang nak beli baru???

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    2. his talking about puma,super puma and Mi-17 which have nothing to do with malaysian nuri dumbass.

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    3. nuri nie keranda terbang ke????

      Hapus
    4. i dont know, you seem to know more about things from my country than i know about it myself. if you think its a flying coffin then its a flying coffin.

      Hapus
    5. @lukman

      Ane kagak komen ttg negaramu...ane komen ttg helinya

      Hapus
    6. Oh sori om lukman...kirain ngomelin gue, xixixi

      Hapus
  2. airod, this is the company who wins tni au contract for repairing hercules c 130B fleets. nice and they won us naval contract too rite?
    thanks for helping our fleets back from the death lol.

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  3. comelnyer heli nie...pasti zaman hitler punya

    BalasHapus
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    1. at least give a statement that soumd logical. during hitler's time, helicopter doesn't even exist yet. are you really trying to show your stupidity.

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    2. I'm not defending this fucktard but:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flettner_Fl_282

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Achgelis_Fa_223

      Helos are older than you think bro! :D

      Hapus
    3. oh yeah ive read about it a few years back. thanks for reminding me.

      Hapus
  4. Admin sudah bertukar menjadi provokator kerana membiarkan suwandaru menghina Malaysia dan memadamkan komen yg membela Malaysia.

    BalasHapus
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    1. ha..haa kepala berasap .....

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    2. Betul tu. Dh terang2an mereka mengutuk. Tp x delate langsng.

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    3. apala...korang nie....sikit2 marah...tak comel langsung....nanti awak bagi duit kopi la....rilex jer

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    4. Retard. X payah layan. Lg dlayan lg dia suka bro. Org mcm ni kat internet je berani. Dpan2 mendelep. Got no balls. Aku join kaskus indonesia dari tahun 2007. Ramai je forumer indonesia dan malaysia yg ok dan logical. Tp kaum2 mcm ni tetap ada. Knowledge zero tp flamming memang no. 1.

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    5. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

      Hapus
  5. dengar citer heli nie nak pakai until 2050

    BalasHapus
  6. Dengar citer akan beli A400M tapi bila nak jadi realitinya. Kami ni negara miskin tapi dpt juga 4 buah A400M baru.

    BalasHapus
  7. ihs janes '' malaysia defence cut budget''...hanya usd 3,6 billion jer......wakakakakaka...itu untuk semua budget defence....maintance...gaji macam2.....unuk belanja alatan baru berapa ye???kih kih

    BalasHapus
  8. ''hutang kerajaan malaysia cecah RM 908,7 billion (2016)...itu equal 73,9% ........muahahahahahaha bestnyer....songlap

    BalasHapus
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    1. Salah tu. Debt ratio 53.3% from GDP. Namun hasilnya ada.

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  9. Ada hasilnya spt Rapid Pengerang, MRT, LRT2, Keretapi elektrik, Forest City, Iskandar, Malaysia, Lebuhraya Pantai Timur, rumah utk rakyat Malaysia, KLIA2, lebuhraya Pan Borneo, lebuhraya Central Spine Road, Melaka Gateway, High Speedrail, East Coast Railway dan lain-lain projek lagi.

    Namanya pelaburan mestilah keluar duit dulu baru dikutip kembali hasilnya. Kalau dtg ke Malaysia insya Allah boleh nampak sebahagian manakala selebihnya segera menyusul.

    BalasHapus
  10. Kalau boleh nyatakan sekali debt ratio Indonesia dan singapura sekali..

    BalasHapus
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    1. Indonesia: 27%
      http://www.tradingeconomics.com/indonesia/government-debt-to-gdp

      Singapore: 104,7%
      http://www.tradingeconomics.com/singapore/government-debt-to-gdp

      Malaysia: 53.2%
      http://www.tradingeconomics.com/malaysia/government-debt-to-gdp

      There you go.

      Hapus
    2. Jd ada yg nak kata singapore songlap juga ke ni?

      Hapus
    3. According to suwandaru probably. But we all know how mentally disabled he is.

      Hapus
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