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PILAR - HELICOPTER VERSION

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France

Metravib
200 Chemin des Ormeaux
F-69578, Limonest


PILAR is a system that localises, precisely and in real time, shots fired by small and medium calibre weapons, based on sound waves generated by the shot. 

This version is designed for the protection of helicopters. It allows detecting aggression while in flight, and then to escape or return fire. Depending on the size, it is available as 2 to 4 acoustic arrays set outside the helicopter. A display in the cockpit allows warning the pilot and showing the position of the threat.

PILAR discriminates the noise from the helicopter blades and motor.

INTERFACING CAPABILITY

Pilar Helicopter version can be interfaced according to specific needs :

  • With a remotely operated turret (RWS). A detected shot automatically cues the canon of the turret towards the shooter.
  • With the thermal camera. The camera points towards the shooter.
  • With the navigation system to follow the threat if the helicopter is moving.
  • With the Battlefield Management System (BMS) to transfer the information to the other vehicles or to the ground forces.

FEATURES

  • Continuous surveillance in azimuth (360°), elevation (180°), day and night
  • Detected threats: supersonic shots from 5.56 to 40 mm and RPG, depending on the effective range of the weapon
  • Average response time: 2 seconds

 

PRECISION

Precision on small arms (RMS):

  • Azimuth: ±15°
  • Elevation: ±15°
  • Range: 20% to 30%

Detection rate: ≥ 90%
Identification of the calibre according to two classes: ≤ 7.62 mm or > 7.62 mm.

 

 

 

Defense Products & Services: PILAR - HELICOPTER VERSION
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Country: France
Description: PILAR - HELICOPTER VERSION
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