Elbit Systems unit Universal Avionics is working with leading European law enforcement agencies to supply advanced vision technology for helicopter operations. Universal is supplying its EVS4000 multispectral Enhanced Vision cameras for installation on eight new Airbus H145 helicopters for the Bavarian Police.
According to Universal, the EVS4000 can increase situational awareness in low visibility. The cameras offer real-time processing capabilities to merge high-definition video in the visible, near-infrared, and long-wave IR spectrum for display on head down and, where available, on the company’s ClearVision head-wearable or helmet-mounted, displays. The high-resolution, high-contrast video will be displayed on the H145’s Helionix multi-function displays.
Additionally, Universal has partnered with Heli-One (Norway) AS and the Bundespolizei—German Federal Police—and has successfully completed certification flight testing of its SkyVis helmet-mounted display (HMD). The partnership is working toward EASA supplemental type certificate approval later this year for SkyVis on H215 (AS332L1e) helicopters. On approval, SkyVis will be the first civilian certification of an HMD.