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German CH-53 Mission Tactical Workstation operational debut

22nd February 2013 - 10:32 GMT | by Pieter Bastiaans in Breda

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It has emerged that the German air force has recently commenced operations with the Mission Tactical Workstation from ESG Elektroniksystem & Logistik on board its Sikorsky CH-53GS helicopters currently deployed in Afghanistan.

The MTA (Missionstaktische Arbeitsplatz) package is part of the Personnel Recovery (PR) Capability Upgrade for the CH-53, which provides the German armed forces with an extended personnel recovery capability. In addition to the pallet-mounted workstation conversion kits, FLIR/TV and direction finding equipment are also included in the upgrade.

MTA workstations can be fitted on all 20 CH-53GS and 6 CH-53GE medium transport helicopters which are in service with

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Pieter Bastiaans

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A resident from Breda, the Netherlands, Pieter Bastiaans is an independent defence correspondent and photographer …

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