ASELSAN cost effective solution for Mi-17 helicopters
Thanks to the helicopter and aircraft modernization projects for approximately 500 aircraft in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory, ASELSAN has proven its integration ability for air platforms and has become a reference company for modernization of third country platforms. The avionics / weapon modernization contract of AH-1E Cobra helicopters for a middle eastern country is currently being carried out by ASELSAN as the avionics integrator.
The next most important goal of ASELSAN is to utilize its capabilities at the highest level by taking an active role with the cost-effective solutions developed in the modernization of the Mi-series helicopters up to 10.000 worldwide, especially in the Gulf countries and Turkish Republics. For this purpose, one Mi-17 helicopter was modernized and delivered to the end user with ASELSAN indigenous products, for demonstration purposes.
Within the scope of mentioned modernization realized in ASELSAN facilities in accordance with customer needs, ASELSAN indigenously developed products; Multi-Function Displays, Keyboard Display Unit, Inertial Navigation System, Mission Computer, Digital Moving Map System, Internal Communication System, V / UHF and HF Radios have been integrated to the platform and, the helicopter’s mission ability has been significantly increased.
After the modernization for the purpose of demonstration, it is expected that the modernization activities of other Mi-series helicopters in the inventory of the country concerned will be started soon. ASELSAN, once again, proved its ability to achieve avionics modernization and weapon integration for Mi-series helicopters, cost-effectively.