Garmin Announces Solid State Radar for Helicopters

GWX 70H Brings Advanced Radar Features to Rotorcraft

Garmin is pleased to announce the helicopter-optimized GWX 70H weather radar, that combines exceptional range and adjustable scanning profiles with precision target definition for accurate, real-time weather analysis in the cockpit.  The GWX 70H also offers horizontal scan angles of up to 120 degrees and pilot-adjustable sector scanning from 20 degrees to 120 degrees.

Compared to earlier generation magnetron-based weather radar systems, the GWX 70H offers significant improvements in capability, reliability, and cost of ownership.  The GWX 70H adds industry standard environmental features that provides protection from the elements, further aiding in reliability.radar_GWX-70H

Advanced Features

Optional software enablement provide advanced features for compatible displays including Turbulence Detection and Ground Clutter Suppression.  Turbulence detection is advanced, Doppler-enabled technology used to identify turbulence in air containing particulates, such as precipitation or dust, out to 40 nautical miles.  Ground clutter suppression allows the GWX 70 and GWX 70H to identify radar returns from the ground and remove them from the display.

These enablement’s are now available on both the 10″ and 12” versions of the GWX 70 and 70H. Previously, only the 12” and larger versions of the GWX 70 weather radar were capable of utilizing these features.

With the addition of Ground Mapping Mode, the GWX 70H provides a real-time depiction of terrain so operators can easily detect natural and man-made ground features, further enhancing situation awareness.Weather Radar

GWX 70R Also Available

Also available is the GQS 70R, a version of the GWX 70 with a 90 degree horizontal scanning range to accommodate smaller wing mounted radomes, typically found in single engine aircraft.  The newly available GWX 70R includes all of the standard features of the GWX 70 and optional capabilities include enablement’s for Turbulence Detection and Ground clutter Suppression.  Antennas are available in 10”, 12” and 18” sizes.

Display Compatibility

The GWX 70H is compatible with the breadth of Garmin multifunction displays, including the GTN 750, GTN 725, certain configurations of the G1000H integrated flight deck and the G500H.  Features vary between displays.

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