Farnborough 2022: Leonardo launches new helicopter anti-collision system
Leonardo has launched a new-generation dual-use laser anti-collision system for small to mid-sized rotorcraft. LOAM-V2 (Laser Obstacle Avoidance and Monitoring) weighs 13kg with a compact form factor and can detect the presence of small obstacles along a flight path, such as cables down to 5mm in diameter, and prompt the crew to take evasive action.
The system acts as a radar-laser (LADAR), scanning the area around the flight path to collect real-time information on terrain and obstacles. Data is then processed to provide acoustic and visual warnings.
LOAM-V2 has a compact form factor and weighs 13kg. (Image: Leonardo)
When flying at low speeds, the system’s behaviour changes to provide up to 360⁰ coverage. The active laser can be integrated with other sensors such as radars and visual or IR video cameras, as well as systems based on static databases of obstacles and digital maps.
LOAM-V2 builds on Leonardo's experience with the original LOAM system used on NH90, AW101 and CH-47 aircraft.
More from Farnborough Airshow 2022 News (FIA 2022)
Farnborough 2022: MBDA outlines vision for Tempest Weapon Effects Management System
Last week saw big announcements by Team Tempest and MBDA was eager to talk about their own progress at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Farnborough 2022: PBS confirms four customers for its new turbojet engine
Shephard met PBS Velka Bites at the Farnborough International Airshow to discuss the unveiling of its new turbojet engine and future developments.
Farnborough 2022: Live exercises to move virtual very soon, says BAE Systems
VRAI joins BAE Systems to further develop a single synthetic environment for multi-domain training in a virtual environment.
Farnborough 2022: Mexican aerospace bounces back after COVID-19 but military aviation procurement remains sluggish
Following a damaging period of decreased exports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mexican aerospace industry has begun to bounce back with a particular focus on UAV procurement.
Farnborough 2022: Babcock partners with Rafael for UK land ground-based air defence programme
Babcock and Rafael have joined forces to provide C2 solutions for a GBAD programme in the UK.
Farnborough 2022: L3Harris reaffirms focus on optimising UK C4ISR
The aerospace and defence technology provider is ready to support the UK land, air and naval forces with communication and digitisation technologies in the coming years.