Inzpire Limited has delivered its GECO Mission Support System to 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), part of the Commando Helicopter Force.
Their Merlin Mk4 helicopters have been equipped with the system, which was delivered within two working days of the request being placed. In this short turnaround, Inzpire’s mission systems experts also delivered training to the end users.
Based at RNAS Yeovilton, 845 NAS are currently deployed in the Caribbean, with RFA Argus, as part of the UK’s standing commitment to its Overseas Territories. One of the first missions flown by the crews on their recent arrival in the area was to conduct reconnaissance sorties over Bermuda. The sorties identified landing sites where humanitarian aid could be brought ashore, if required during the upcoming hurricane season.
Inzpire’s GECO Mission Support System will assist these reconnaissance sorties by providing the deployed aircrew with the most up-to-date mapping and aviation information.
Inzpire’s experts are also providing tailored data to the aircrew, ensuring that the system remains fully supported with the most recent Aeronautical Information Regulation and Control Data, while the aircraft are embarked on RFA Argus.
Jonny Smith, head of Inzpire’s products operational business unit said: “the Inzpire team was delighted to be able to respond to this request to support the Commando Helicopter Force. It is testament to the versatility of the GECO System and the supporting team that we were able to fulfil the requirement in such short order. We wish the Merlin Force the very best of luck for its operations in the Caribbean”.
Inzpire’s GECO System is designed to enhance the safety of missions through its suite of safety and aircrew assistance applications. The system increases mission effectiveness through the provision of situational awareness and decision assistance applications, while offering outstanding value for money through the use of commercial off-the-shelf hardware solutions where appropriate. There are over 400 GECO Systems in service with the Royal Navy, Army Air Corps and the Royal Air Force. Inzpire’s overseas customers include the Royal Jordanian Air Force.
Inzpire’s Mission Systems Division produces some of the most innovative and highly-regarded Mission Systems available for the air environment. Our products are in frontline operational use with UK and international armed forces, delivering mission planning, situational awareness, safety of flight and many mission enhancing capabilities across helicopter, fixed wing and multi-engine platforms.
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