The Australian Army’s fleet of Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARH) will be upgraded by Thales Australia under a contract from Australian Aerospace.

Under the contract, Thales will upgrade the TopOwl helmet-mounted sight display (HMSD) modules of the helicopters to enhance the ARH’s night-vision capability.

The TopOwl HMSD is a device used in the combat aircraft that links the pilot directly to the helicopter’s armaments, night vision and navigation systems.

The subcontractor Thales will also provide Australian Aerospace with technical, logistics and supply support services for a range of Thales equipment installed on the Tiger helicopters, particularly avionics, communications, electrical components and the rocket subsystem.