|Object Type:||Promotional Item|
|Object Name:||Battlefield Helicopter Avionics Sticker|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1990|
|Location:||Memorabilia Drawer 2|
Battlefield Helicopter Avionics
24-hour, all-weather capability
Designed to Survive
In the early 1990’s GEC Marconi Avionics teamed with Bell Textron to bid for the UK Army Attack Helicopter programme. The Venom proposed was a derivative of the US Marine AH-1 Super Cobra with an upgrade incorporating an improved cockpit layout, and weapon systems as well as a complete night fighting capability.
The new cockpit incorporated colour multi-function displays, moving map displays, head-down targeting displays using Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) or TV Imagery, and helmet mounted displays showing flight symbology, FLIR, TV and night vision goggle imagery.
This capability was seen as a new business opportunity and was offered for other countries and platforms such as the Russian built Mi-24 Hind operated by a number of NATO countries. It is this Helicopter that is shown on the sticker and at one time the company had an example on the site which was used to support various bids. A mock-up of the Venom cockpit was also built in the Simulation facility. The RAA has six of these promotional stickers.