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DSEI 2017: MAST System guides helicopters

15th September 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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Curtiss-Wright is developing a manual aircraft securing and traversing (MAST) handling system, which is expected to be utilised by the more littoral-based navies around the world.

The technology helps to land a rotorcraft safely onto a flight deck during manoeuvering and traversing operations.

The single-operator system talks to the aircraft through a main landing gear interface this reduces the need for a probe to be integrated into the airframe.

According to company literature, the helicopter securing can be 'achieved via operator manual control of the deck securing device compatible with a Lynx, EH101, NH90 or Dauphin helicopter', or other helicopters

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