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Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight selected for UK SAR
November 15, 2013
Trakka Corp Pty Ltd today announced that the A800 Trakkabeam Tactical Searchlight has been selected by Bristow Helicopters for all 22 of its new UK Search and Rescue aircraft.
Bristow has been awarded the contract to deliver the UK SAR helicopter service from 2015 by the Department for Transport.
Bristow will be utilizing the unique, internally fitted, spectral light filters only available on the A800, to enhance their SAR operations. Trakka’s IR filter allows the operators to use the searchlight effectively with Night Vision Goggles, where the light actually enhances the goggle view on the target area. The amber filter allows for improved light penetration through mist, rain and smoke, while the visible red filter is ideal for winching operations or other close in work. All of these filters are available at the flick of a switch within a second, making the Trakkabeam the only true multi-mission searchlight on the market today.
“Trakka is proud to have been selected by the Bristow Helicopters to provide its industry-leading tactical searchlight to support the UK Search and Rescue helicopter operations,” said Martyn Kemel, General Manger, Trakka Corp Pty Ltd. “Our multi-mission capabilities, proven reliability and superior beam technology combine to make the Trakkabeam the logical choice for all SAR applications. We are delighted to continue our relationship with Bristow Group on this exciting new UK SAR programme.”
With Thanks to HeliHub.com