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Airborne Weather Radar Display with ION

ION + Weather Radar: Get more out of your airborne recorder

ION lets you maximize the panel-space in your cockpit by doing things that other recorders cannot. Connect ION to an airborne pulse Doppler weather radar system (ARINC 708) and turn any cockpit display into a situational awareness enhancing moving map with airborne radar overlays. Weather radar overlays function independently from ION’s capability to simultaneously record multiple channels of HD geospatial video to low-cost USB or SD removable media, so you can do more with less equipment.

  • Integration with ARINC 708 dataset airborne weather radar systems including those from Bendix King, Rockwell Collins, and Garmin.
  • Custom, zoomable moving maps with radar overlay.
  • Use inexpensive SD or USB memory to capture hours of HD quality video with metadata.
  • Never miss the action – ION’s video buffer captures video prior to the record button being pressed.
  • Playback and review while recording. See something and want a closer look? Pause and replay while you are still recording.
  • Have an old composite video gimbal?  Convert your legacy gimbal to support the latest digital standards through ION.
  • Capture recordings with position information that can be integrated with
  • Night vision compatible screen and backlit buttons.
  • Contact us for more information and pricing.

Lots of features. Compact design.

Thanks to its versatile and rugged design, ION can be mounted into any aircraft configuration, flying any type of mission that requires video recording.

Ideal for panel or console-mounted installations, ION provides the crew with everything they need to control video recordings in one consolidated piece of onboard technology. The 5 inch (127 mm) DZUS rail mount design common among nearly all panel-mounted avionics, means that unused panel or console space can be productive again when you install ION.

Mounting in an equipment or avionics bay? No problem for ION – we’ll even help you customize your installation setup to meet your needs.


Technical drawing showing ION's compact design


Tested to hold up against rigorous DO-160 standards, ION can take the punishment, vibration, and environmental challenges of even the toughest installations.

Built with a modular design in mind, multiple ION units can be stacked for an almost limitless number of recording options.

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Go Ahead, Press Record

Recording Time Infographic

You shouldn’t have to miss the action because you were worried about saving precious drive space. ION uses consumer-grade, off the shelf, class 4 (or higher) SD and USB memory — It’s easy and inexpensive to acquire. Recording roughly 4GB of high definition video per hour, ION can record one or several missions to low-cost, highly portable media meaning you won’t break the bank while recording the bank robbery!

ION’s recordable media drives are hot-swappable and expandable up to and beyond 1TB. So, go on, record whatever you want, whenever you want.

We’re passionate about making you look great

At Churchill Navigation, we take our relationship with every customer very seriously. That’s why we offer unrivaled customer service and support. We know that your mission demands your full attention so why worry about software updates or equipment support contracts?

Never pay for support or product updates again.


With ION you get:

  • 3 year hardware warranty
  • 1 year money-back guarantee
  • 24 hour replacement for USA customers, expedited shipping worldwide
  • Free support and software updates

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