Germany orders Selex ES turrets for helos

June 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

BASILDON, England, June 24 (UPI) -- Germany's Ministry of Defense has ordered Titan 385ES-HD turrets from Selex ES for use on its navy Sea Lynx Mk88A helicopters.

The contract is worth nearly $6.6 million.

The enhanced stability-high definition turret is mounted on the nose of the Lynx, providing the pilot with a forward looking infra-red capability or in a pendulous position.

The turret payload includes a cooled, high-definition thermal imaging camera, an uncooled thermal imaging camera and a low-level light camera integrated on a stabilized platform.

"The Titan 385ES-HD allows crews to perform demanding missions at any time of day or night, even in poor weather conditions" said Mark Byfield, vice president of Marketing for Optronics & Communication Systems at Selex ES. "The stabilized, high-definition image that the Titan provides can really give crews an edge when it comes to situational awareness."

Selex ES did not detail the number of units to be supplied for the German navy but said first deliveries will begin by the end of this year.

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