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Global breakthrough for Terma’s 3D-Audio/Active Noise Reduction System


The 3D-Audio and Active Noise Reduction system was initially fielded in 2009 on Royal Danish Air Force F-16s and has been combat proven.

Farnborough International Airshow 2018 – Within the past six months, U.S. Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve (ANG/AFRC), the Belgian Defence, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force independently awarded Denmark-based aerospace, defense and security group Terma contracts for 3D-Audio/Active Noise Reduction systems for their fleets of F-16s.

Early 2018, U.S. Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve (ANG/AFRC) awarded Terma North America a $44.3M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a 3D-Audio system for their F-16 aircraft. Work will be performed at Terma’s facilities in Denmark and is expected to be completed by January 2024.

In December 2017, the Belgian Defence and the Royal Netherlands Air Force signed similar contracts with Terma for an Aircraft Audio Management System which also includes the market leading 3D-Audio and noise reduction capabilities.

These three contracts secured within a short period of time mark a true global breakthrough for Terma’s advanced audio-based communication and situational awareness solution.

The 3D-Audio and Active Noise Reduction system was initially fielded in 2009 on Royal Danish Air Force F-16s and has been combat proven. The 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.

”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. 

Meet Terma at FIAS 2018
Meet our team and take a seat in a fighter or helicopter. Experience our airborne systems and solutions in Virtual Reality. Meet us at stand 2440 in Hall 2 at this year’s airshow at Farnborough on 16-22 July 2018.

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Nils Greir
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