Parvus Corporation will supply the flight test display (FTD) and the instrumentation crew station control panel (ICCP) for the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft under a contract awarded by Boeing.
The Boeing P-8A Poseidon currently being developed for the US Navy is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, engaged in broad-area, maritime and littoral operations.
the Parvus DuraVIS 4300 will be used as the ICCP for the P-8A aircraft to provide flight, sensor, mapping, advisory and other information by combining the Parvus’s DuraCOR mission computer with a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) multifunction display (MFD).
The DuraVIS 4300 delivers exceptional low-temperature operation (-20°C) and resistance to shock and vibration profiles during flights of the P-8A aircraft.
Boeing has also selected Parvus DuraVIS 3006 to serve as the flight test display for P-8A. It is a compact and lightweight thin film transistor LCD that is well suited for the high reliability applications of the P-8A aircraft.
The DuraVIS 3006 is packaged in a hardened aluminium box equipped with flexible mounting options and an anti-glare protective acrylic cover for impact protection and explosive decompression.
The P-8A Poseidon aircraft will begin flight testing by the end of 2009 and initial operational capability is scheduled for 2013.