Two and a half years ago HHA had been awarded the contract to meet all the fast jet requirements for the development of the PAAMS Radar System ( Principal Anti Air Missile System) of the new Type 45 class of Royal Navy Destroyers. Achieving a 99% sortie success rate to date, the client recently commented:-
“Issues identified during the development of PAAMS(S) have resulted in the rescheduling of a large number of activities during its ongoing trials programme. The flexibility offered by HHA, and its ability to react to short notice requests has been of significant benefit in the progress made to date.
HHA has proven to be a very professional and reliable source of aerial targets throughout the PAAMS(S) programme fully justifying the choice made 2 years ago over other available competitors.
HHA aircraft recently completed another successful Boscombe Down detachment, principally in support of the ETPS. Once again HHA aircraft generated a 100% sortie success rate.
HHA has developed and approved a non invasive ultrasound based secondary fuel flow measuring system for aerial use. The system, which utilizes off the shelf technology and equipment originally designed for use in adverse conditions in the oil industry, had previously not been used in a Fast Jet aerial application. This new application is non aircraft specific and can be configured for any flow rates with a variety of display settings & formats. An extensive Test Flying program has provided information on reliability and accuracy and HHA can design, fit and certify similar installations to most aircraft types.