Shine a light [ID18D2]

07 November 2018

Operations at night require light of various kinds, for which Australian company Trakka Systems (Hall F, Stand F221) has the solution.

The TrakkaBeam A800 advanced searchlight makes use of innovative refractive optics, instead of the traditional reflective optics, to provide significant beam strength at half the power of traditional searchlights. It is used in airborne, marine, law enforcement and a range of other applications.

A key advantage of the A800 is that any of several filters can be activated at the touch of a button from inside the airborne platform’s cockpit. The filters cover the range from extreme covert infrared to ultraviolet, which is especially useful to reduce the glare from fog, snow or moisture, and to enhance natural colour in the target field.

The searchlights and Trakka’s electro-optical cameras can be combined with its innovative mapping system and third-party products to provide a complete critical vision solution.

Easy to install, the design also reduces costly maintenance, with the highest proven mean time between failures (MTBF) in the industry.

According to the company, a significant order from Airbus Helicopters will see the installation of eight A800 searchlights on H225M Caracal helicopters of two unnamed foreign governments for military deployment.

At IndoDefence this week, Trakka Systems is displaying its TLX model, the latest in the high-intensity, high-power searchlights, boasting a 25 per cent increase in light intensity with improved performance and functionality. It offers an optional dual sensor TI/TV co-located camera payload for enhanced day/night situational awareness and mission capabilities.

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