Watch Ultra on the BBC Documentary - "Britain's Biggest Warship" - airing on Sat 16 Nov 2019
11 NOVEMBER 2019
Watch Ultra on the BBC Documentary - "Britain's Biggest Warship" - airing on Sat 16 Nov 2019. The documentary features the F35 trying a new (and a world first) landing manoeuvre on HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The manoeuvre is known as Ship Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL). This capability is possible because of an Ultra designed system, manufactured and supplied in 2018; also known as SRVL.
Ultra’s electro-optical (EO) camera system provides a 360 degree EO tracking and monitoring capability and captures every detail of the final approach to enable an F-35B jet to land safely with fuel and weapons. SRVL augments the normal vertical landing mode, which the system also monitors.
Ultra’s EO Landing System monitors the aircraft’s recovery glide path using a Glide Path Camera system (GPC), which is a 2-axis stabilised system located on the aft island and a Centre Line Camera system (CLC) on the stern of the platform. The GPC and CLC are controlled from a single operator position, the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) in Flying Control (FLYCO), using Ultra’s graphical and user interface software.?