To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

French Army Pumas to be fitted with SN4500 display

4th September 2013 - 09:21 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Sandel Avionics will supply its SN4500 Primary Navigation Display for the French Army’s Puma helicopters under an agreement announced on 4 September. The installation work was secured by Sandel Dealer, Heli Union, located in France.

Approximately 50 Puma helicopters will be retrofitted with dual SN4500 systems as part of a cockpit upgrade programme.

The SN4500 is a 4-ATI display that simplifies navigation and enhances safety with its standard traffic overlay and full-colour moving map NAV. The moving map supports GPS- or FMS-supplied waypoints, heading, bearing pointers for VOR and ADF, DME display and marker beacons.

All the SN4500s will include the unique on-demand NVIS mode only offered by Sandel. The system is FAA approved for use as a primary flight display and designed for both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. 

Jean Bernard Desvaux, avionics manager, Heli Union, said: ‘We have represented Sandel products for many years. This French Army project is a great example of how Sandel products provide an ideal retrofit solution with an attractive cost for military operations.’

Jerry Henry, director of technical sales, Sandel, added: ‘After a very successful retrofit with dual Sandel 3-ATI SN3500 Primary Navigation Displays in all of the French Army Fennec training helicopters it was an easy decision to consider the 4-ATI SN4500 for their Puma combat fleet.’

The Shephard News Team


The Shephard News Team

As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to Premium News and Defence Insight …

Read full bio

Share to