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MD Helicopters unveils newest model of ‘Little Fowl’ with Hellfire missiles

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Famed U.S. rotorcraft maker MD Helicopters, Inc. has unveiled the most recent model of its confirmed mild scout assault helicopter on the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim California.

This yr’s exhibition marks the debut of the Firm’s new MD 530G Block II (BII) Mild Scout Assault Helicopter that includes a sophisticated, pilot-centric Built-in Weapons System (IWS) designed by Elbit Techniques, Ltd. (ESL). The superior avionics system is comprised of a Helmet Show and Monitoring System (HDTS), Weapons Administration System (WMS) and Mission Administration System (MMS).

Using an intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI), multi-functional good shows and next-generation functions, the Elbit Techniques, Ltd. IWS will ship a formidable, multi-mission cockpit that reduces pilot workload, will increase effectivity of crew operations, delivers elevated lethality for a broad vary of mission profiles, and units a brand new customary for the extremely aggressive mild scout assault helicopter class.

Many guests have known as helicopter is Little Fowl, because of its resemblance to the legendary model of modified OH-6A.

The MD 530G BII with the all-glass digital cockpit on show at MDHI’s HAI Heli-Expo sales space options the ESL Built-in Weapons System and be configured with each precision strike and suppressive hearth munitions together with a twin Hellfire launcher, M260 7-shot 2.75” rocket pod for laser-guided and unguided rockets, and two M134 7.62mm Mini-guns.

Additionally, Aviation journalist Dan Parsons shared a number of pictures of a sophisticated model of MD 530G Mild Scout Assault Helicopter.