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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hot Products November 2011

PORTAPAD Brings the Landing Site to You

A helicopter has to have a landing site. There are many alternatives, however it is not always possible to secure the most beneficial to a specific tactical or logistical situation. The concept of the PORTAPAD is that it has the versatility to go into an area at a predetermined cost and for a planned timeframe. When the mission is completed, you have the ability to exit that area with the equipment and the initial investment intact and ready to be deployed again and again. Installation of the PORTAPAD is quick with little or no site preparation required after which the PORTAPAD provides a strong, safe, reusable helicopter landing platform. In addition the aluminum deck has an integrated non-slip surface to provide consistency in all weather conditions. When ground facilities are uncertain the PORTAPAD can be transported to the heart of a crisis area, assembled within two hours and provide a dedicated helicopter landing pad from which to base evacuation relief services. Contact FEC Heliports, +44 (0) 1494 775226 or learn more at www.heliportsequipment.com

3M, Clearfix Aerospace Launch Aircraft Window Restoration System

Clearfix Aerospace and industry partner 3M have unveiled a new aviation window restoration system that aims to lower costs of fixing helicopter windows by up to 80 percent. According to NAVAIR estimates, the 3M aviation window restoration system, developed by Clearfix, could also reduce downtime by upwards of 85 percent. The U.S. Army is looking to use the Clearfix system on its Sikorsky H-60 fleet. During AUSA, the window restoration system garnered preliminary interest from various operators and OEMs, including AgustaWestland, Bell and EADS North America. Applications are not limited to military helicopters, as the system could be employed on commercial helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, as well as ground-based vehicles or as a coating for night vision goggles. To view Rotor & Wing’s coverage of the 3M Clearfix demo, visit www.aviationtoday.com/rw/military/attack/74618.html. For more information click on the “3M Aviation Window Restoration System” tab at solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Aerospace/Aircraft

ITT Adds Advanced Laser to CIRCM

White Plains, N.Y.-based ITT Corp. and Daylight Defense have announced a fully integrated quantum cascade laser-based system as part of its common infrared countermeasures (CIRCM) system. The CIRCM will provide military helicopters with protection from heat-seeking missiles. ITT has already integrated earlier versions of Daylight’s fiber-coupled QCL-based JammIR laser system with its infrared countermeasures (IRCM) system for testing with U.S. military-operated Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks. The CIRCM system is part of ITT’s proposed response to the U.S. Army for a quantum cascade laser. For more information, contact ITT at 1-914-304-1700 or visit www.itt.com and www.daylightsolutions.com

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