Africa Aerospace & Defense 2014

Innovations from America [AAD141]

17 September 2014

First-time exhibitor FDC/aerofilter of California (Hangar 3, Stand C17) is promoting its inlet barrier filter (IBF) system, designed to protect helicopter engines from fouling, corrosion and foreign object damage in harsh environments. The IBF system is lightweight and easily installed, while providing smoothly ducted airflow with minimal pressure losses and 99.28 per cent capture efficiency.

The filter media, comprising a blended fabric pleated between two layers of epoxy-coated wire cloth, is used to suspend an oil-based tacking agent to trap and hold airborne particles. In the rare event that blockage occurs, the pilot is alerted via a low inlet pressure annunciator light.

All components, hardware and materials are manufactured to military standards and specifications as well as PMA/FAA standards. FDC/ aerofilters’ IBF systems are tailored to a wide variety of Airbus, Bell, MD and Sikorsky helicopters.

Tennessee-based Nightline Inc (Hangar 3, Stand B14), a veteran-owned defence company and global supplier of Generation III night vision equipment, has introduced the NL914B Multi Battery Night Vision Monocular. This offers the performance and versatility of the AN/PVS-14 with the ability to use one standard 1.5V AA battery or one 3V CR123 battery. No additional parts or field modifications are necessary.

The NL914B offers handheld capability as a self-contained pocketscope for left and right mountings as a monocular and rapid-change mountings on weapon sights in conjunction with an infrared laser aiming device. It will mount with standard AN/PVS-7B or AN/PVS-7D helmet mounts or face masks.

Nightline has also introduced its Shadow Warrior Concept, comprising night vision equipment, service and repair, laser systems, tactical equipment and factory and on-site training, to US and foreign military, and law enforcement personnel.

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