Rockwell to supply avionics service for Brazilian Army helicopters

9 April 2018 (Last Updated April 9th, 2018 11:00)

The Brazilian Army Aviation Command has signed a contract with Rockwell Collins for the delivery of avionics equipment service support to the country’s fleet of Fennec and Panther helicopters.

Rockwell to supply avionics service for Brazilian Army helicopters
The Brazilian Army’s Fennec helicopter. Credit: © Moralez.

The Brazilian Army Aviation Command has signed a contract with Rockwell Collins for the delivery of avionics equipment service support to the country’s fleet of Fennec and Panther helicopters.

The three-year agreement includes the provision of local support for the company’s MFD-255EF multi-function displays, and HF-9087D high-frequency receiver and transmitters.

Under the deal, Rockwell Collins will also provide service support for Talon RT-8200 digital radios that are part of an upgrade and modification programme currently underway.

“Providing service locally is ideal to meet the needs of our customers in Brazil, especially as we continue to increase our presence in the region.”

Rockwell Collins Brazil managing director Marcelo Vaz said: “With this agreement, the Brazilian Army will see quicker repair times since equipment won’t have to be sent abroad.

“Providing service locally is ideal to meet the needs of our customers in Brazil, especially as we continue to increase our presence in the region.”

The MFD-255 is a 5in x 5in multi-function display that provides an extremely wide viewing angle and has been programmed specifically to display all major navigation, weather and terrain mission information.

MFD-255 has been designed to replace the existing instruments or deliver the entire display system in a new or modified application.

Rockwell Collins Talon RT- 8200 demonstrates a digital radio architecture that allows for easy reprogramming with different waveforms and operating modes through the use of digital signal processing technology.

For more than 40 years, Rockwell Collins has been engaged in providing service to Brazil, supporting military and civil aircraft operators and manufacturers from its São José dos Campos facility.