Honeywell’s MILACAS-XR introduced
Honeywell has released a new traffic alert collision avoidance system (TCAS), MILACAS-XR, that significantly extends surveillance ranges for military aircraft.
MILACAS-XR provides double the surveillance range of current Enhanced TCAS (ETCAS) systems now flying in military transports and tankers such as the C-130, KC-135 and KC-10, from 40nm to 100nm, while maintaining legacy ETCAS capabilities.
The MILACAS-XR's active interrogation range of 100nm is supported by a passive surveillance range that goes out beyond 100nm, providing an extra margin of safety and more than six minutes of notice of traffic in the same airspace.
By providing earlier tactical warnings, the MILACAS-XR reduces risk of mid-air collision. Resolution advisories are provided at 35 seconds and traffic alerts at 48 seconds.
The MILACAS-XR is based on contemporary civil TCAS designs and provides all the features of TPA-100 commercial system for military operations. Its modular plug-and-play flexibility for aircraft equipped with the ETCAS makes the MILACAS-XR easy to be installed. It also has a 50 percent reduction in weight, a two-time improvement in reliability and hybrid surveillance capabilities.
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