Successful Flight Test of Royal Danish Air Force EH-101 TTT helicopters EW Suite – Dec 20, 2013– Aarhus, Denmark (Techreleased) – Terma and the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) recently conducted a successful flight test of the Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment fielded on the Royal Danish Air Force’ (RDAF) EH-101 TTT helicopters.
The flight test was performed according to the original schedule at the air force base in Karup with numerous flights and flare ejections. The recorded data are now subject to thorough evaluation by DALO’s and RDAF’s test teams leading up to a final certification as conclusive proof of the approval of the entire EW system. The final certification onto the EH-101 platform is conducted in cooperation with helicopter manufacturer Agusta Westland.
– Our preliminary assessment of the flight test is very positive. This applies to system performance, the entire process, and the collaboration between the Air Force, AgustaWestland, and Terma. All parties have had a constructive and result-oriented approach to the task, said Dan Ulrich, Vice President, Airborne Systems, Terma Defense & Security
The final delivery of the EW equipment will take place during 2014.
Terma and the DALO entered into the contract for upgrading the Electronic Warfare (EW) suite on the Air Force’ TTT Westland 101 Merlin helicopters (EH-101) in September 2012.
The comprehensive system integration task involved the two Terma Business Areas Aerostructures and Defense & Security. The delivery includes the Terma- developed and -manufactured Electronic Warfare Management System ALQ-213, Tactical Threat Displays, Tactical Data Unit, and pods integrated with the Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System (ACMDS) and Missile Warning Sensors.
RDAF has a total of 14 EH-101 helicopters. Eight are dedicated to Search & Rescue (SA) missions, while six are to be used for Tactical Troop Transport (TTT) tasks.