PILAR: designed for the protection of helicopters
PILAR Helicopter Version (or Acoustic Hostile Fire Indicator) is designed for the protection of helicopters. It warns pilots of where the shots are coming from, in under a second, so they can either take evasive actions or engage. Depending on the size & shape of the helicopter, it is available as 2 to 6 “flat/dome” acoustic arrays to be installed outside on the helicopter’s airframe. A clock-dial display in the cockpit or an audio warning allows early alert the pilot or crew and showing the direction of the threat area. PILAR discriminates the noise of the threat from the helicopter blades and engine. The system can be used as a stand-alone hostile fire detection system or in conjunction with other Threat Warning Systems to provide a complete threat awareness capability.