Hensoldt has been commissioned by Airbus Helicopters to provide the EuroGrid Tactical Mission Computer (ETMC) for helicopters. The two-year further development contract includes a guarantee for the acquisition of 200 production units.

The new ETMC generation, ETMC-NG, will be based on the computer which Hensoldt has delivered for a long time to Airbus Helicopters for integration into the NH90, TIGER and CH-53 helicopters. The two companies defined the follow-up model together, based on the experience gained during their many years of cooperation.

Apart from the elimination of obsolete characteristics, the new model will have more computing power, higher storage capacity for future system extensions and new interfaces. For example, a new function for identifying ships and boats will be incorporated, which will allow relevant data from the crew to be shown in the ETMC-NG display and to be used for mission planning, border surveillance or maritime search and rescue operations.

ETMC will bring new levels of interoperability to equipped helicopters. (Image: Hensoldt)

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