Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Japan Defense to Employ Sandel AHRS on Enstrom 480B Trainers
Sandel Avionics has reached an agreement with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) to supply its SN3500 primary navigation display and SG102 attitude heading reference system (AHRS) for a fleet of 30 Enstrom 480Bs. The helicopters are used to train Japanese military pilots. Representatives of JGSDF, Enstrom and Sandel met during Heli-Expo in February to finalize the purchase order for the avionics. Enstrom will install the avionics as part of 480B production, with deliveries scheduled over the next three years.