A new engine for the CH-47 Chinook will significantly increase the capabilities of the helicopter, allowing it to meet future operational needs head on.
Eurosatory: Duke launches helicopter Remote Weapon Station
A first-of-its-kind, fully-robotic remote weapon station (RWS) for helicopters is set to be unveiled at Eurosatory in Paris.
Duke Airborne Systems has developed a compact RWS for use on UH-60/S-70 type helicopters, and claims the system is the only one of its kind to implement ‘land-proven technology on an airborne platform’ to allow transport and CASEVAC missions to be completed without attack helicopter escorts.
As the system effectively allows one aircraft to be deployed in place of two, Duke is hoping the RWS will appeal to cash-strapped military operators keen to save money on resources.
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