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DSEi 2011: Cockpit tablet map now in use over Libya

13th September 2011 - 16:28 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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A mapping system developed in months for use in Afghanistan has also been used to great effect over Libya. 

The Digimap software - developed by Lincolnshire-based Inzpire under an urgent operational requirement for Apache and Tornado crews operating over Afghanistan is now being used on Apaches flying from HMS Ocean and Tornadoes flying from Italy on Operation Ellamy.

The app is installed on GECO (Graphical Electronic Cockpit Organiser), a tablet computer that weighs the same as a bag of sugar and is touch sensitive allowing it to be used with some ease in cramped cockpits.

Alan Whittle, head of Rotary

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

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