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MASE-equipped NH90s ready for operation

20th June 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) NH90 helicopters equipped with Terma's Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) system are now ready for operational use, the company announced on 18 June.

Based on modular aircraft survivability equipment concepts, MASE consists of the Terma ALQ-213 EW controller, a modular self-protection pod equipped with the Hensoldt MILDS-F Missile Warning System, and the Terma’s Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System.

The modular architecture means the system can accommodate future technologies such as directed infrared countermeasures or new sensors. 

The pod is mounted on a dedicated carrier for 360 degree threat detection and countermeasure dispensing without compromising other aircraft capabilities.

According to the company, the pod can be tailored for a number of different helicopter platforms, including AH-64D, EH101, Mi-17, Mi-24, and AS 550 Fennec.

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