Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DCNS Evolves With STANAG 1276

Thanks to its extensive experience related to harpoon/grid securing systems, DCNS has long anticipated the evolution of standard STANAG 1276, which came into force in July 1981 and was reviewed on last June 25th. It is known as STANAG (STANdardization AGreement)1 1276 Edition 2.
This strategy has enabled DCNS today to be the only company to offer a complete range, including grid 27-07 MKII meeting the requirements of the new standard.
Grid to secure the landing of the heaviest helicopters
27-07 MKII model, made up with highly resistant steels meets the requirements of the Navies having NH90*, EH101* or Sea Hawk* type helicopters up to 18 tons, fitted with a 40 HRC** harpoon.
STANAG: STANAG, published by NATO is a set of standardization agreements. The documents define the procedures, terms and conditions adopted by the Member Countries of NATO alliance for military systems and equipment. Each Member Country ratifies a version of the STANAG and implements it for its own army. The purpose of STANAG is to define the common operational and administrative procedures to allow interactions between the armies of different nations. STANAG 1276 is specific to the harpoon/grids securing systems for shipborne helicopters.

  • NH90: European military transport helicopter produced by NHIndustries.
  • EH101: helicopter produced by AGUSTA WESTLAND Anglo-Italian manufacturer.
  • Sea Hawk: helicopter designed and manufactured by SIKORSKY, USA.
  • 40 HRC: alloy whose hardness is 40 on Rockwell scale.

DCNS landing grids are compatible with a wide range of helicopters and UAVs. More than 450 DCNS landing grids (helicopters and drones) fit the ships of approximately 30 customer Navies and coastguard services.

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