F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft to get upgraded flight incident recorder
ARLINGTON, Va. Leonardo DRS will develop upgraded Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) technology for new and in-service F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft under a contract awarded by The Boeing Company.
The upgrade of the DFIRS system -- a fully integrated deployable flight recorder system with an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) that marks the aircraft’s location upon impact and immediately sends an emergency signal for search and rescue -- will include the latest in emergency locator, antenna, and battery technologies and enable extended available memory storage for flight data and integrated dual-frequency 243/406 MHz ELT. The system will also have extended transmission duration and battery life.
Work under the contract will will be executed by the Leonardo DRS subsidiary, DRS Technologies Canada Ltd., in Kanata, Ontario.