The Chilean Navy has taken delivery of its first C295 ASW 03 апр 2011 | 12:48 views (1877) commentaries(0)
The Chilean Navy has taken delivery of its first anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration Airbus Military C295. Based on the Maritime Patrol (MPA) version, the C295 ASW is the first ASW type designed and certified in Europe since the 1960s’ Br?guet Atlantic.

The aircraft is equipped with two underwing hard points to carry weapons or other stores and has a comprehensive suite of sensors including a search radar, digital avionics that are compatible with night-vision goggles (NVG), automatic identification system, acoustic system, and a magnetic anomaly detector. The data from all these sensors are processed by the Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS), an Airbus Military-developed mission system that presents the data in an intuitive form to the four tactical operators via on board mission consoles as well as to the pilots.

Three aircraft were ordered by the Chilean Navy in October 2007. The first, a C295 MPA, was delivered in December 2009. The other two are both ASW versions and the second will be delivered in the next few months.

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