As part of the modernization program for seven helicopters, The SENER engineering group and Babcock have delivered the sixth upgraded AB-212 to the Directorate-General of Armament and Material (DGAM) of the Spanish Ministry of Defense. This modernization program will allow these seven Spanish Navy AB-212 helicopters that became operational in 1974, to have an extended service life of at least 15 years, thanks to the addition of state-of-the-art equipment and avionics. The seventh and last unit will be delivered by the end of 2018.
Within the joint-venture, SENER is responsible for the design, integration and documentation of tests, production support and operational troubleshooting. It is also responsible for providing Babcock with the results of analyses, including those of safety, which are necessary for the establishment of certification documents. Babcock’s Design and Certification team is responsible for the design and integration of certain systems, as well as the industrialization process and ground and flight certification tests.