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PAS 2011: Ruag offers self-protection for civil and parapublic helicopters

26th June 2011 - 11:20 GMT | by Tony Osborne


Ruag has developed a pod that could give civil helicopters protection from surface-to-air missiles when operating in hostile environments.

The company has developed and EASA-certified the ISSYS-POD, a podded, self-protection system that could be fitted to a range of helicopters, warning crews of radar, laser and missile threats. The system can also fire off IR and chaff decoys.

Speaking to Shephard at the Paris Air Show, Markus Mayer, a sales manager for Ruag, said: ‘Today, not all missions in high-threat areas are being flown by military helicopters with self-protection systems - there are a lot of civil helicopters being flown

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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