C4iSR: Air

Brazil to upgrade Fennec AvEx and AS365K2 helicopters

04 February 2019

The Brazilian Army is to significantly improve the capabilities of its Airbus Helicopters Fennec AvEx and AS365K2 Super Pantera helicopters as part of the “Modernização do Sistema de Armas” sub-programme.

Twelve and eight of the so-called SiAAIH (Sistema de Armamento Axial e Imageamento para Helicópteros) helicopter weapon system and imaging suite will be purchased for Fennec AvEx and Super Pantera fleet respectively. The system will essentially comprise a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) payload, a Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD), a mission management system, and armament such as 70 mm guided rocket systems and 12.7 mm guns.

It will increase the helicopter’s surveillance, target acquisition, armed reconnaissance, and intelligence capabilities.

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