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Boeing joins Team Cormorant for maritime patrol project
Keywords GKN Westland, Agusta, Boeing, Helicopters
GKN Westland and Agusta have announced that the Boeing company is joining Team Cormorant in Canada to provide the mission system for the Cormorant maritime patrol helicopter that will be offered to the Canadian government to meet its requirement to replace its existing fleet of Sea King ship-borne helicopters.
Boeing will provide a proven, flexible, state-of-the-art maritime patrol mission system that integrates sensors, weapons and other systems using commercial-off-the-shelf technology and based on open system architecture.
The Cormorant mission system provided by Boeing performs maritime patrol missions ranging from deep water under-sea and surface surveillance through littoral missions, exclusive economic zone surveillance and defence including fisheries patrol, search and rescue and command and control operations.
The Boeing company informs us that it has developed a leading edge software system that permits the use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) operating system software to provide more effective and affordable, world class maritime patrol and surveillance platforms. This open system enables the customer to plug and play various sensors and systems into a developed, low cost, low risk, standardised framework.