The first qualified LOAM (Laser Obstacle Avoidance and Monitoring) system of Selex ES, is now on board an Italian Army NHIndustries NH90 TTH tactical transport helicopter. The helicopter has just been delivered to the Italian Ministry of Defence.
The validation activity was managed in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Defence’s Direzione Armamenti Aeronautici e per l’Aeronavigabilità (ARMAEREO).
LOAM is a system for helicopters which makes them safer to fly. It is based on the latest eye-safe laser radar technology. LOAM is able to detect all kinds of obstacles, even very thin ones, along the helicopter’s flight path.
In addition to LOAM, Selex ES provides other airborne systems for Italian’ NH90s including a complete communications, navigation and identification capability, radar and mission systems.