Workshop on Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, Melbourne, Australia, Part 2,
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
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Over the last 10 years, helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring Systems HUMS have moved from the research environment to being viable systems for fitment to civil and military helicopters. In the civil environment, the situation has reached the point where it has become a mandatory requirement for some classes of helicopters to have HUMS fitted. Military operators have lagged their civil counterparts in implementing HUMS, but that situation appears set to change with a rapid increase expected in their use in military helicopters. A DSTO-sponsored Workshop was held in Melbourne, Australia, in February 1999 to discuss the current status of helicopter HUMS and any issues of direct relevance to military helicopter operations.