Due to the onboard integrated night vision system, our helicopters can perform a wide range of aerial operations at night.
Night vision system includes the following elements:
• Optoelectronic surveillance system (FLIR);
• Night vision goggles (NVG);
• Adapted cockpit;
• Searchlight coupled with FLIR
This system enables:
• day and night flight operations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
• reconnaissance operations at night at low and extremely low altitudes;
• take off and landing on unprepared helipads;
• Passengers’ transportation (evacuation) safety while conducting flights at night in the dim-out mode.
Optoelectronic surveillance system
This system is used to survey the terrain (patrol and reconnaissance), and search for helicopter landing pads in the dark. FLIR monitors are installed in the cockpit and passenger cabin. FLIR operator (whose workplace is located in the passenger cabin) provides the pilots with information about the sources of dangers on the ground.
This system enables the aircraft to perform the following tasks:
• photo and video recording;
• to transmit parameters and coordinates of objects for reconnaissance operations;
• to operate at night in tandem with an infrared searchlight, which is invisible to human eye, and to perform operations in the dim-out mode.
Night vision goggles enable the pilots to operate at night, including take-offs, low and extremely low flight altitudes, search and detection of objects in search and rescue operations, and landing on unprepared and unlit areas.
The searchlight, which is installed onboard of the helicopter, is coupled with FLIR and works in the infrared mode. Coverage range: 1 km in normal mode and 1.8 km in the infrared mode.
The adapted cockpit allows operations with night-vision goggles and ensures a minimal reflection from the dashboard.