Cassidian to deliver test system for Tiger helicopter maintenance

Cassidian to deliver test system for Tiger helicopter maintenance

20-Dec-2012 Source: EADS

Cassidian has been awarded a contract from OCCAR Tiger Division to provide a turnkey test system to support the maintenance of opto-electronic equipment used on the German version of the Tiger helicopter. A key factor in the decision to use the Cassidian solution was its expertise in opto-electronic test engineering which has successfully supported many key projects with demanding test requirements.

The Test Instrumentation Gunner Sight System (TIGSS) is an advanced test system used to test the optronic and electronic equipment inside the observation and targeting sight which is fitted above the helicopter to enable it to identify hidden targets.

TIGSS is designed to be either installed in a workshop building or easily deployed in a tent-based workshop environment. Hence the optical and electrical test benches in the TIGSS concept are housed in ruggedised cases which enable them to be easily transported in standard industrial containers. When handling sensitive optical equipment it is essential to use “cleanroom” conditions to ensure, via special doors and air conditioning systems, that the workshop atmosphere does not contain any dust particles which could impair the correct functioning of the equipment. As part of this project Cassidian will also supply the deployable cleanroom workshop which will enable TIGSS to be used in locations where a stationary cleanroom is not available. This tentbased solution is based on technology already used in medical care and disaster relief systems provided by Cassidian.

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Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2011, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.8 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of more than 133,000.

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