Metronor AS has received a follow-on order from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for delivery of one Harmolign boresight system for boresighting of two different KAI aircraft types/versions. Already in 2009 Metronor delivered the first Harmolign system to KAI, followed by two additional systems in 2010.
The Harmolign System was originally developed under contract with BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd. during 2004-2006. The system is based on Metronor's patented electro-optical technology, and has been designed to provide the most flexible, capable and affordable harmonization system available in the market. Providing on-screen type-specific graphical operator guidance - eliminating the need for operator training - and requiring no scheduled maintenance or calibration, the system has very low life-cycle costs. While the system shares key technology with Metronor's proven range of industrial geometry measurement systems, the Harmolign system has been engineered from the ground up to meet all applicable military standards and requirements. The system can readily and affordably be adapted to a very wide range of weapon system platforms, as well as for alignment of civil aviation sensors/systems. Although originally developed for measurement of roll-, pitch- and yaw offsets only, the system can also be used for accurate determination of position. As such the system provides full 6 degrees of freedom (6-DOF) capability, applicable for alignment/harmonization of optical helmet tracker systems and other weapon system sensors requiring 6-DOF alignments.
"This latest order confirms KAI's intention to standardize on Metronor's Harmolign technology for boresighting of their aircraft- and helicopter platforms. We are very happy about the cooperation with KAI and we are looking forward to continue to provide KAI and their end customers with the most cost effective and modern solution for boresighting of their weapon system platforms", says Errol Henriksen, Vice President of Metronor's Military Systems Business Unit.
In addition to boresight systems for various Korea Aerospace Industry aircraft platforms, Metronor's Harmolign boresight technology has been adapted and delivered for use with the following weapon system platforms: BAE Systems Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (various versions), SAAB Gripen fighter (6-DOF alignment of HMDS tracker sensors), Lockheed-Martin F-16 fighter and Eurofighter ASTA.
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