Goodrich Corporation is displaying an array of advanced technology for the U.S. Army and National Guard at the ongoing Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual meeting, (10-12 October 2011; Washington, D.C.).
Goodrich is showcasing integrative capabilities in a system display bringing together several Goodrich technologies which benefit the helicopter operator.
The system display combines capabilities for mission data recording, TERPROM(r) terrain awareness and warning, health and usage management (HUMS), plus SmartDisplay(r) electronic flight bag capabilities.
Beyond size and weight savings, the system provides synergy for pre-mission planning, mission execution and post-mission training and maintenance.
AUSA visitors may view how advanced laser warning systems enhance helicopter survivability by detecting rangefinders, target designators and beamrider laser-aided systems. Currently used on U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters, these affordable systems provide visual and audio alerts to the helicopter crew through onboard avionics.
Shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensor systems as well as gyro-stabilized camera gimbals will be a key feature of the Goodrich exhibit. These intelligence systems provide helicopter crews and unmanned vehicles the ability to see through smoke, fog and dust in a very compact and lightweight package.
Also on display are electronic engine controls, currently in production to upgrade CH-47 and UH-60 helicopter engines for the U.S. Army and National Guard.
In addition, Goodrich is showcasing advanced rescue hoists that feature innovative translating drum technology, allowing for faster operation, increased performance and enhanced safety in extreme environmental conditions; inertial measurement units for helicopter and precision guided munition applications; and ballistic-tolerant helicopter drive shafts.