Denmark’s Terma has won contracts for 3D-Audio/Active Noise Reduction systems over the past six months from the US Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve (ANG/AFRC), the Belgian Defence, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force for their fleets of F-16s.
”We foresee an interesting future development for our 3D-Audio system as we are receiving positive indications for future programs from various potential customers. We look forward to establishing a robust application area with a global product and services installed base,” says Michael Houmann Tandrup, Senior Business Development Director, Terma Aeronautics.
Terma North America was awarded a US$44.3million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the US Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve (ANG/AFRC) earlier this year for a 3D-Audio system for their F-16 aircraft.
Terma’s facilities in Denmark will perform the work which is expected to be completed by January 2024.
The Belgian Defence and the Royal Netherlands Air Force also signed similar contracts with Terma in December 2017, for an Aircraft Audio Management System which also includes the market leading 3D-Audio and noise reduction capabilities.
Terma’s 3D-Audio and Active Noise Reduction system was initially fielded on Royal Danish Air Force F-16s in 2009.
The combat proven system provides enhancement of the pilot’s situational awareness, survivability, and reduction of workload by presenting audio warnings/cues and radio messages in a full 360-degree spherical representation. This capability enables the pilot to get the dynamically updated warning tone/cue in the true direction of the threat and spatially separating radio communication for increased speech intelligibility.
The system also provides Active Noise Reduction (ANR) and Electrical Noise Reduction (ENR) for reduced pilot stress and fatigue.