In a cockpit retrofit application, the biggest challenge is to identify a mount location that will allow the use of the TacView® without hindering visibility to standby instruments, the primary flight display and navigation/multifunction displays. The mount location should be as close as possible to the primary field of view. Furthermore, the installation must not obstruct egress paths, such as window escape, and it must not impede access and handling of key controls.
TacView’s numerous mount solutions allow this Portable Mission Display to be installed on side panels, front panels, yokes and standard Dzus mounting rails. Where aircraft mounting is impossible, such as on the US Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, a knee-mount solution is available.
CMC’s patented V-mount system consists of an arm mount with V-groove swivel head which facilitates the adjustment of PMD position and viewing angle. A quick-release adapter allows the user to easily remove the display from its mount in flight while remaining connected to aircraft power and signal.
CMC has and continues to be a proud supplier of Portable Mission Displays on many air, ground and navy programs. CMC’s product portfolio meets the most demanding customer requirements and complex installation configurations.
CMC’s list of TacView customers includes the US Navy, US Army, US Air Force, US Air National Guard, US Coast Guard, Royal Saudi Air Force and Chilean Air Force. TacView® PMDs have been installed in a variety of configurations on C-130, E-2C, DHC-7, P-3, HH/MH-65, C-17, F-22 and F-16 aircraft.
During the 2011 NATO Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID), military personnel executing a formation search and rescue mission used Link 16 networked TacView PMD systems in a JET configuration (with L-3 Communications’ Joint Range Extension) to perform their mission. Unanimously, each pilot participating in the demonstration confirmed improved situational awareness that led to superior mission effectiveness.