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Farnborough 2016: Thales Scorpion HMSD for LAH

15th July 2016 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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South Korea’s Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) will be equipped with the Thales Scorpion helmet-mounted sight and display (HMSD), with the helmet selected for the programme’s engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) phase.

Thales announced the selection by Korean Aerospace Industries on 13 July during the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 (FIA 2016). The company will supply 400 Scorpion HMSDs which will be on-board LAH at the beginning of the 2020s.

Scorpion uses a Hybrid Optical based Inertial Tracking (HObIT) system, with a single full colour display for day and night operations.

The helmet is fully compatible with all standard night vision googles, and conformal and colour symbology is available by day and night on an unlimited field of regard. Standard video is also available.

Christian Bardot, VP in charge of helicopter avionics business, Thales, said: ‘Winning this additional contract further validates that Thales portfolio now offers Scorpion, the world’s most advanced monocular HMSD, and TopOwl,  the world’s most successful fully binocular HMSD.’

For more from the Farnborough International Airshow, see our dedicated news page.

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