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Elbit to supply avionics for Turkish S-70 Upgrades

Elbit Systems will provide Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) with avionics system Integration for the S-70 helicopter modernization program (YARASA). TAI is the Prime Contractor for the modernization of the Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk helicopters of the Turkish Armed Forces Command. The contract awarded to Elbit is valued at more than $14 million. Elbit Systems will act as the Prime Subcontractor for the "Glass Cockpit" and advanced mission equipment, which will enable the upgraded S-70 helicopters to meet the special requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces including night and low level flying operations; all-weather missions; reduced pilot workload; and high system reliability. The system will also include MIDASH helmet mounted display and night vision system. The YARASA Program is scheduled to be implemented in two phases, totaling 46.5 months, beginning with a 30-month development phase.





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  Updated: 11/28/2004


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