System supports mitigation of safety risks and improves effectiveness through display of mission data and aeronautical information

Inzpire Limited’s GECO system has been selected for the UK Ministry of Defence Rotary Wing Cockpit Situational Awareness Tool (CSAT) programme.

CSAT will see the Apache, Chinook, Merlin and Bell helicopters equipped with Inzpire’s GECO System which will provide a capability to support mitigation of safety risks, such as wire strikes. The system will also improve effectiveness through the processing and display of mission data and aeronautical information. For Merlin aircraft, the GECO System also provides a display of data generated by the aircraft’s maritime Automatic Identification System.

GECO in service across jet, rotary and multi-engine aircraft types

Products from the Inzpire Mission Systems Division are in frontline operational use with UK and international armed forces, delivering situational awareness, safety of flight and mission enhancing capabilities across helicopter, fixed wing and multi-engine platforms. Inspire Head of Mission Systems, Jonny Smith, said: “We are very proud to have been successful in the competition for the CSAT Programme and are looking forward to working with Defence Equipment and Support and the front line users to deliver the GECO System.”

GECO is now in service on 18 different fast jet, rotary wing and multi-engine aircraft types including F-16, Hawk, Hercules and Blackhawk. More than 400 GECO Systems are currently in use with the Royal Navy, Army Air Corps and Royal Air Force along with overseas customers including the Royal Jordanian Air Force and the Indonesian Air Force. Inzpire also provides the Mission Support System for the UK’s Puma helicopter force.

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