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Cobham systems to be factory-fitted in H160s
The Digital Audio Communications System, the 251 Amplifier, the NPX138 Stereo Transceiver and the RT-7000 Mission Critical Communications Radio will all feature in the H160, after Airbus Helicopters selected Cobham.
Read this story in our December 2020 printed issue.

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity has announced that Airbus Helicopters has selected four Cobham systems to be fitted as standard on the H160 medium-utility helicopter: the Digital Audio Communications System (DACS) for audio management and intercom functions; the 251 Amplifier for cabin paging/public address; the NPX138 Stereo Transceiver as an optional FM maritime radio; and the RT-7000 Mission Critical Communications Radio as an optional V/UHF radio system when tactical communications are required. The RT-7000 is a software-defined radio, with modules that may be upgraded as an operator's requirements and mission evolve, so the aircraft will remain current with AM/FM, P25 and TETRA today, and LTE, satcom, HD video and more in the future.

The H160 is Airbus' most advanced medium helicopter, featuring an all-composite fuselage for reduced weight and lower fuel consumption, and the Blue Edge five-bladed main rotor for reduced vibration and noise.

Cobham CEO David Bulley says: “Cobham Aerospace Connectivity and Airbus have a strong, long-tenured avionics partnership, and we are proud to have multiple communications systems included on one of the world's most-advanced helicopter platforms, the H160.”

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