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Thales Scorpion Helmet-mounted Sight and Display Selected for South Korean LAH
 
Thales Scorpion Helmet-mounted Sight and Display Selected for South Korean LAH

Thales announces that Scorpion helmet-mounted sight and display (HMSD) has been selected for Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) for South Korean Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) and to equip after completion on LAH EMD.

At the end of an open competition, Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) made the choice of efficiency, modern technology and reliability. Thales will provide 400 HMSD Scorpion which will be on board LAH at the beginning of the 2020s.

“Winning this additional contract further validates that Thales portfolio now offers Scorpion, the world’s most advanced monocular HMSD, and TopOwl, the world’s most successful fully binocular HMSD,” said Christian Bardot, Thales VP in charge of Helicopter Avionics business.

Scorpion head tracking system is HObIT (Hybrid Optical based Inertial Tracking) provides highly accurate, reliable, and non-intrusive cockpit integration. The only full colour display on the market using a single display for day and night, pilot can operate a smooth transition from day mode to night. Scorpion is fully compatible with all standard Night Vision Google. Conformal and colour symbology is now always available by day and night on an unlimited field of regard.

LAH program represents 200 helicopters. KAI places Thales HMSD Scorpion as the new reference regarding monocular HMSD for armed and scout helicopters.

 
 


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