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Paris Air Show 2013: Elbit Systems unveils helicopter products

19th June 2013 - 17:09 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham

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Israeli company Elbit Systems has introduced two of its latest offerings in the fields of degraded visual environments (DVE) navigation and laser-guided rockets at the Paris Air Show.

One of the products on show was the Brightnite sensor, a system designed to allow helicopter pilots to fly at night, and in DVE, without the use of NVGs. 

According to Gil Russo, senior director of business development and helicopter solutions, the Brightnite gives pilots an ultra-wide 220 degree field of regard, with zero latency.

‘Up until now, 60% of the night was closed off to pilots due to adverse flying conditions.

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