NorthStar is headquartered in
Abu Dhabi, and has a US subsidiary
in Washington DC. The NorthStar
407MRH prototype was developed
and test-flown in Florida. The type
was first unveiled at the Army Avia-
tion Association of America’s annual
‘Quad A’ conference in May 2014.
The 407MRH is based on the
improved Bell 407GX, which features
the Garmin G1000HTM flight deck,
with dual VHF and GPS, and Garmin’s
Synthetic Vision System, but also
adds a plethora of military systems.
Cations systems to market. Known as TN 4100,
this new radio product family brings a suite of
capabilities designed to enhance operational
flexibility in the field.
The TN 4100 radio has been developed using
flexible line-of-sight technology, offering high-
capacity communications via a tri-channel,
Most obviously, the aircraft is fit-
ted with a reconfigurable, modular
two-, three- or four-station Light
Weight Weapons Platform, and has
a corresponding Integrated Weap-
ons Management System capable
of supporting AGM-114 Hellfire
missiles, a .50 cal GAU-19 machine
gun, a 7.62mm M134 Minigun, or
Hydra 70 rocket pods.