Thursday, February 25, 2016
Elbit Performs Flight Tests on Enhanced Vision System
Elbit Systems recently performed several flight tests with the Helicopter Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), HeliEVS in its operational configuration, combining the EVS sensor, HUD and fused image display processor.
The operational configuration flight tests were performed onboard a BO105 testbed helicopter, testing the system during different hours of the day in various locations and performing a variety of maneuvers, such as rooftop landings and oil-rig approaches above the sea, in order to evaluate real operational flight conditions during SAR, EMS and rig transportation missions.
Flight results indicate significant contribution to situational awareness and safety. Pilots indicated that they could recognize, even at night and from long distances, obstacles and landing point around the oil rig from far away and to be able to plan ahead optimal approaches.