BAE Systems/Rockwell Collins - Data Link Solutions
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 82,500 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
Data Link Solutions (DLS) combines the resources of Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems with Link 16 systems that provide affordable, high performance, high reliability terminals available today for the future needs of the allied community. DLS is the leading supplier of Link 16 terminals and software, as well as logistics and support services for air, land, and sea-based platforms with a heritage of 25 plus years of Link 16 design / production experience. With over 7,000 systems delivered to 38 of the 40 countries approved for Link 16, DLS has provided L16 solutions for more than 40 different platforms across the globe.
Bell Helicopter Textron
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft.
Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks.
Learn more at harris.com.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky – employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, C4ISR, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace innovation. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family, creating advanced technology solutions for military customers and integrating aircraft, defense systems and warfighters through network-enabled solutions.
Airbus Helicopters is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defense related services. Airbus Helicopters is the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer and employs more than 23,000 people worldwide. With 44 percent market share in civil and parapublic sectors, the company’s fleet in service includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in more than 150 countries. Airbus Helicopters’ international presence is marked by its 29 customer centers and participations and its worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents. Airbus Helicopters’ range of civil and military helicopters is the world’s largest; its aircraft account for one third of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. The company’s chief priority is to ensure the safe operation of its aircraft for the thousands of people who fly more than 3 million hours per year.
FN HERSTAL designs and manufactures a broad range of integrated weapon systems for helicopters and subsonic aircraft for military use, including crew served or axially mounted machine guns, rocket launchers and a complete range of ammunition. Over 4,500 FN Herstal airborne weapon systems have been mounted onto a wide range of carriers across the world.
Helisota is an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), training services for rotorcraft aviation. The company is an EASA Part 145 and Part 147 organization as well as an authorized Mil Helicopters, Robinson and Airbus Helicopters service centre. Based on ISO 9001:2015 certified services and products, Helisota supports various government and private rotorcraft operators from 40 countries worldwide.
RAFAEL has vast experience in the integration of the SPIKE missiles onto different helicopters. SPIKE Missiles are now integrated onto more than 9 different attack helicopters (SPIKE LR, SPIKE ER & SPIKE NLOS). The integration to the customer helicopter can be done with cooperation with the helicopter manufacturer or as a standalone kit. SPIKE FAMILY missiles are launched from generic launchers .
RAFAEL has upgraded helicopters, including the integration of advanced observation systems, Data-Link communication system and mission planning capabilities.
The electro-optical missiles are unique in their ability to hit any target with pin-point accuracy, including targets beyond line of sight.
Airborne Technologies is an Aviation Authority-approved design organisation and owns and operates a fleet of four multi-mission aircraft carrying a wide range of sensors. The company operates independently of specific manufacturers but in close partnership with various established aircraft and sensor manufacturers (e.g. TECNAM, VULCANAIR, RIEGL, VEXCEL, IGI, L-3 WESCAM, FLIR Systems, EURONAV, CHURCHILL Navigation).
ABT provides tailor‐made, turnkey solutions for airborne surveillance and surveying systems for a wide range of new airborne platforms (fixed and rotary wing) as well as integration of sensor systems into existing customer aircraft. The company offers its airborne special programme to private businesses, governments and intra-governmental agencies.
MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). In total, the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development. MBDA is currently progressing integration solutions on a variety of combat/attack helicopters helicopters, including Brimstone on Apache AH64E. MBDA is currently marketing this enhanced Brimstone missile as the Future Attack Helicopter Weapon (FAHW), which can also be used on fast jet, UAV and rotary platforms.
With a significant presence in five European countries and within the USA, in 2015 MBDA achieved a turnover of 2.9 billion euros with an order book of 15.1 billion euros. With more than 90 armed forces customers in the world, MBDA is a world leader in missiles and missile systems.
TenCate Advanced Armour
TenCate Advanced Armour provides lightweight, innovative and combat proven survivability systems to a wide portfolio of modern combat, transport, and utility helicopter platforms. TenCate Advanced Armour uses complex technology to increase the protection of personnel, cargo, and aircraft with state-of- the-art materials, minimizing the negative effects on lethality, mobility and operability. TenCate Advanced Armour can integrate fully certified survivability systems into new designs in cooperation with OEMs or provide systems that accommodate the native structures of existing designs as retro-fit systems. With a longstanding relationship to several key OEMs, TenCate Advanced Armour is the global strategic partner in aircraft survivability systems.
FMV Vidsel Test Range
The natural first choice for real-world testing in Europe
Vidsel Test Range, located in the north of Sweden sets out to give defence organizations and industry a better and more complete testing experience than they can achieve anywhere else in Europe. Air-to-air, air-to-ground, ground-to-air and surface-to-surface testing, electronic warfare and UAV deployment, testing and evaluation - Vidsel is the place. Add to that the ability to train in a huge undisturbed overland area in an instrumented GBAD threat environment; you then begin to see how Vidsel encompasses the full combat loop. Welcome to the largest overland test area in Europe.
Leonardo is among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organised into seven business divisions, (Helicopters; Aircraft; Aero-structures; Airborne & Space Systems; Land & Naval Defence Electronics; Defence Systems; Security & Information Systems), Leonardo operates in the most competitive international markets by leveraging its areas of technology and product leadership. With headquarters in Italy and over 47,000 employees, the company has a consolidated industrial presence in four main markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland), and an important network of strategic partnerships in the main high potential markets worldwide.
General Dynamics Mission Systems delivers avionics equipment used in rotary and fixed wing platforms, highly integrated mission and video management systems, flexible stores management systems, data link processing and video and data recorders for UK and international customers. The company has more than 50 years’ experience providing advanced electronic solutions for the air, maritime and land markets.
Safran Electronics & Defense
Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. No.1 in Europe and No.3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems used in air, land and naval applications, it is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe, Safran Electronics & Defense and its subsidiaries employ 7,600 people in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. The company’s products are deployed worldwide on more than 600 ships, 7,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.
The Drallim Aerospace product range has been focused on Helicopter under slung Cargo Hooks and associated lashings and cabin fitments which it has supplied to the UK MoD and numerous military agencies worldwide since 1959. Drallim cargo hooks are fitted to NH90, EH101 Merlin, Seaking, AS565 Panther, Lynx Wildcat, Puma, Gazelle, HAL DRUV and more recently the Bell V280 Joint Multi-Roll/Future Vertical Lift Technology Demonstrator. Showcased exclusively at Combat Helicopter 2017 is a Human External Cargo Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction Back-up device designed predominantly against the unintended release of the cargo hook during SPIE operations caused through spurious electrical interference from the aircraft’s complex electrical system.
Orbit Communications Systems
Orbit Communications Systems provides industry-leading airborne audio management and satcom solutions. Powered by a patented Dual IP Ring, Orbit audio systems feature exceptional 3D Audio, Adaptive Noise Reduction and Voice-Activated Detection as standard features. They deliver a 360-degree clear audio experience with significant benefits for pilots, including increased situational awareness, survivability and flight safety, as well as reduced fatigue. The latest innovation among Orbit’s cutting-edge line of satcom solutions for rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and UAVs, is a 30-cm terminal optimized especially for helicopters. Both audio and satcom solutions will give your helicopter a competitive edge.
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs.