SENER takes on complex helicopter modernization projects that prolong their life by adapting them to the operational needs of armed forces and police forces and improving their performance, at a much lower cost than replacing them with new models.
Modernization includes operations such as replacing the electrical system and analogue cockpit with a fully digitalized one, as well as incorporating state-of-the-art mission systems such as EFIS, EO/IR radar, AIS transceivers, GPS navigation, TAWS, mission tablet computers (MTCs),loading cranes, modifications to auxiliary fuel tanks, missile approach warning system (MAWS), ballistic protection in cockpits and passenger cabins, armored and anti-crash seating for crew, and defense weaponry. SENER also provides plug-in technologies that allow helicopters to be rapidly reconfigured for new missions.
SENER is currently opening up its expertise in helicopter modernization to the military forces of various countries in which the company has a presence, particularly in Hispanic America and the Middle East. As a result, SENER has signed agreements with technological public authorities of the Republic of Colombia (CIAC and CODALTEC) for the joint development of helicopter modernization programs.