In July 2008 Elbit introduced a system to help avoid brownouts when landing helicopters in dusty or other low visibility situations. It was called ‘Dust Off’.
The Elbit manager who introduced the system was unidentified because he was a reservist in the Israel Defense Forces, illustrating one more time how closely interrelated Israel’s arms industry is with the government and IDF.
The system provides a helmet mounted display of radar mapping of the ground below the helicopter as it lands in difficult conditions, including snow.
Elbit is working with an ‘unnamed lead country’ developing the product. Why the secrecy? Is it Israel? The UK? Some other country not willing to admit that it works with Elbit?