These are to be fitted on the Royal Air Force’s tanker variant TriStar aircraft. The contract was awarded through Lockheed Martin, the design authority for the UK RAF TriStar fleet.
Berkshire-based Skyquest will deliver existing video distribution and touch-screen display technology, and adapt their own camera technology for improved levels of live video during airborne refuelling sorties. Live video can be sent to the flight deck displays, giving aircrew accurate situational awareness during airborne refuelling.
According to Skyquest, its new QuadView image processing technology allows aircrew to select and manipulate video from several cameras. This can be displayed as either multiple on-screen images or select an individual camera for a full screen display.
The work forms part of an existing contract between the DE&S Air Refuelling & Communications Fleets Integrated Project Team and Marshall Aerospace. It will begin with a trial installation of the equipment at Marshall’s Airport in Cambridge October 2007.
Skyquest Aviation supplies video display, distribution, recording and transmitting technology for airborne surveillance aircraft such as military and civilian police helicopters.