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CAMC selected as NPAS EC135 mission system

17th November 2014 - 16:28 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Britannia 2000 will supply its Compact Airborne Mission Computer (CAMC) for the National Police Air Service (NPAS) midlife upgrade programme under a contract awarded by Bond Helicopters Europe. It will be installed on NPAS EC135 helicopters.

CAMC is an airborne mission, control and information system. It is designed to interface with communication and sensor inputs, run mission system software, and provide multiple monitor outputs for up to three touch screen displays, to reduce operator workload and improve mission efficiency for civil and military rotary and fixed-wing platforms.

The system accepts a wide variety of video formats, including full HD, and is designed to run CarteNav AIMS software, including Moving Target Indication (MTI), at maximum efficiency. It also accepts external inputs from sensors, such as the EO/IR turret, to allow geo-referencing of data and to support augmented reality capability within the AIMS software.

The multiple monitor outputs help to reduce operator workload and improve mission efficiency by task sharing between observers and operators. Pilots, for example, can view mapping displays whilst operators control the EO/IR turret and observers collate information on their screens.

Ralph Jones, managing director, Britannia 2000, said: ‘Britannia is justifiably proud to be chosen to support NPAS in their project to provide the UK police service with the latest in airborne technology. The inclusion of the CAMC provides a clean cabin environment, significantly reducing the number of LRUs and cabling normally associated with complex mission systems, whilst at the same time, reducing the overall system integration workload.’

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