Russia: Compas Design Bureau Presents Helicopter Deck Landing Satellite System
Compas Design Bureau (Moscow) for the first time presented helicopter deck landing satellite system at 10th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011 opened on Aug 16 in Zhukovsky, Moscow region.
That small-size equipment was designed especially for Stereguschiy-class corvette (Project 20380) in order to improve flight safety of deck-based helicopter Ka-27PL or its analogs equipped with such system.
So far, the lead corvette is not provided with SSP-K-20380 system as it is only at the testing phase. However, it is obvious that the use of such system in the “helicopter-ship” link will considerably improve safety of deck landing – which is the most dangerous flight stage, according to air accident statistics – of rotary-wing aircraft like heavy class Ka-27 helicopter on the deck of Project 20380 corvette.
Thanks to small sizes and possibility to mount it on other platforms, in prospect the system can be applied to other rotary-wing aircraft carriers, i.e. Project 22350 frigate, Project 11711 Ivan Gren class landing ship, etc. Compas Design Bureau continues to improve the perspective system.
Source: rusnavy, August 19, 2011;