REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Tough problems require teamwork.
When the CH-47 Chinook D model was upgraded to F, the installation of the Compact On-loading Off-loading System flooring eliminated the cable routing for the Telemetry Engagement Simulation System antenna. Part of a kit installed temporarily for Combat Aviation Training, the TESS antenna provides GPS capability for war games that help prepare Soldiers for battle.
It was a readiness challenge U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center engineers knew they had to help solve. The Project Management Office for Cargo Helicopters contacted DEVCOM AvMC to support the effort to identify a new location for the antenna, design the mount, and relocate the Smart Onboard Interface Module.