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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