POWAY, Calif. — Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), proven leaders in aircraft Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), successfully completed its first installation and test flight on the U.S. Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment’s (160th SOAR) MH-47G Chinook helicopter. IAC is under contract to provide advanced diagnostic systems for the 160th SOAR MH-47G, MH-60K, and MH-6J “Little Bird” helicopters.
The 160th SOAR is the most sophisticated and demanding aviation unit in the world with over one-hundred fifty state-of-the-art M-6, AH-6, MH-60 and MH-47 aircraft. IAC is uniquely qualified to provide the 160th SOAR with technologically advanced HUMS and diagnostic solutions. The 160th’s highly specialized and demanding mission requires a highly sophisticated, easy-to-use HUMS system with a demonstrated track record of performance in order to meet their stringent requirements.
According to IAC Chief Executive Officer Jeff Goodrich, “IAC is providing combat proven HUMS and Portable Rotor Track and Balance systems to the 160th SOAR. They are a sophisticated customer that helps push the technology envelope to meet their mission. The advanced systems developed and fielded by the 160th SOAR are increasingly transitioned into the regular Army and other DOD helicopters. This represents a market potential of well over 3000 helicopters. These systems significantly reduce helicopter operating costs while improving readiness and safely.”
To date, IAC has delivered ten (10) IAC 1209 – Modern Signal Processing Unit (MSPU) systems for the MH-47G, two (2) IAC-1087 Portable Rotor Track and Balance systems for the MH-6J and five (5) IAC-1030 Vibration Management Enhancement Program (VMEP) systems for the MH-60K aircraft. IAC is also under contract to integrate the IAC-1209 MSPU systems with the 160th SOAR Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS).
The U.S. Army has issued Modification Work Order (MWO 1-1520-251-50-05) for the IAC 1209 MSPU – HUMS approving the system for installation on all 750 U.S. Army AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters. With over 180 IAC HUMS systems already installed on U.S. Army H-60 (Blackhawk), H-47 (Chinook) and AH-64 Apache helicopters, this order confirms IAC as the number one U.S. Army HUMS supplier.
About Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC)
Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC) is a machinery diagnostics company with a unique blend of research, systems engineering, manufacturing, and field support expertise. Our products and technology add value for our customers by applying easy-to-understand advanced technology solutions to complex problems that increase machinery availability, reduce operating costs, and improve safety.
More information is available at http://www.iac-online.com.
[tags]Intelligent Automation Corporation, aircraft Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, SOAR Little Bird helicopters[/tags]