The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) has received two TH-135 (EC135) training helicopters from Becker Avionics.

The aircraft fitted with the Becker digital audio system (DVCS6100) will be used for JMSDF helicopter training programme.

The DVCS6100, designed for both rotary and fixed-wing applications, provides the customer with improved performance, reduced wiring and weight, along with reduced installation and maintenance costs.

The audio system components include the remote electronic unit (REU) 6100, the audio control unit (ACU) 6100, and the optional intercom amplifier IC3100, according to Shepard.

Becker sales and marketing director Brett Gardner said, “The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force is purchasing a total of 15 new TH-135 (EC135) training helicopters. With the delivery of these two helicopters the JMSDF fleet increases to five aircraft.”