The United Arab Emirates has a new aircraft manufacturer in town, building a light attack, multi-role aircraft. Calidus launched its new B-250 aircraft during the Dubai Airshow, which took place this week, and revealed its avionics supplier: Rockwell Collins.
Calidus selected Pro Line Fusion, Rockwell Collins said. The avionics suite is flexible enough to support the aircraft’s mission sets. These include basic and advanced flight training, counterinsurgency, close air support, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
“The fully integrated Pro Line Fusion cockpit provides a flight deck that connects the aircrew to the aircraft, battlespace and the mission in an unprecedented seamless way,” said Talel Kamel, managing director for Rockwell Collins in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. “The system is highly intuitive for pilots just learning the basics of flight or for advanced aircraft maneuvering.”
Pro Line Fusion features advanced graphical interfaces integrated with a digital Head-Up Display (HUD), intuitive icons, easily configurable touchscreen and multi-function display windows. The suite has been fit on multiple types of aircraft, including business jet, air transport, tilt-rotor and military flight decks. The system has also been successfully demonstrated for use with unmanned aircraft systems as a ground control station in the civilian market.