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AUSA 2018: Esterline Unveils New HaWc Controllers

Supporting Army Readiness with Superior HMI Technology

Esterline is revealing its new range of Harm’s Way (HaWc) controllers for unmanned systems at AUSA for the first time this week.

The company will demonstrate its ability to support Army readiness with superior human machine interface (HMI) technology – yesterday, today and tomorrow. Esterline Control & Communication Systems’ Mason, Palomar, Korry and Racal Acoustics product teams will be showcasing their expertise in advanced HMI, with a diverse range of solutions.

For the first time in North America, Esterline Mason will showcase its new InSight HaWC and Mighty HaWC systems controllers. The HaWC suite of rugged game-style controllers provides impeccable, versatile performance for mission-critical applications in the civilian, law enforcement, military, industrial and commercial markets. Both controllers allow operators to stand at a determined safe distance while maintaining maximum situational awareness, full autonomy and control, ensuring survivability and mission effectiveness.

Esterline Mason will also be displaying a selection of its aircraft control products such as the AH-64 collective grip, designed specifically for Boeing’s APACHE.

With these newly-evolved HaWCs, we are taking our experience and proven success and putting everything we know – literally into the customer’s hands,” commented Esterline Mason President, David Tessier. “Esterline’s heritage of being a renowned leader in technology, along with decades of human machine interface expertise and countless product mission hours, is proof positive that our controllers will be reliable, valuable tools for the Army.”

Esterline Control and Communication Systems will focus on its Palomar Secure Communication Systems (SCS) console of integrated command, control and communications (C3) technologies for secure, multi-level communications and information management. Also presented at AUSA will be Esterline’s Korry advanced overhead cockpit panel. An integrated solution with three Korry touchscreen displays and associated switching components, it is the first touchscreen overhead panel to be deployed on any aircraft and is easy to reconfigure with modular software architecture.

Racal Acoustics will complete Esterline’s lineup of capabilities for AUSA, with its RA4000 MAGNA headset, RA7000 ELITE in-ear hearing protection system and the RA5001 RAPTOR headband. The RA4000 MAGNA headset addresses current operator requirements with up-to-date solutions in electronics, materials and ergonomics. It provides comprehensive hearing protection for high-noise environments with an autonomous, battery-powered digital active noise reduction system and crystal-clear, high-fidelity communications. The MAGNA also includes modular, customisable and upgradeable features and accessories to match specific mission requirements and extend useful life.

The RA7000 ELITE in-ear hearing protection system is a combination of hearing protection, advanced local situational awareness and secure communications. The brand will also bring its high-performance RAPTOR medium-noise headsets, which offer premium hearing protection, communication intelligibility and situational awareness.

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