IDEX 2019

Critical vision [IDEX19D1]

17 February 2019

Bin Hilal Enterprises (BHE) and Trakka Systems (Stand C8-001) provide critical vision technology to meet surveillance mission needs, with the total solutions package comprising advanced multi-mission searchlights, class-leading gyro-stabilised cameras and innovative mapping/video management systems.

At IDEX, BHE and Trakka are showing the TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight, a fully automated multi-mission searchlight that includes an integrated filter wheel, slews at 0-60° per second elevation or azimuth, and can be easily installed on new or existing searchlight mounts. It is said to be the ideal workhorse for airborne surveillance, search and rescue (SAR), combat search and rescue (CSAR), police operations, covert security missions and EMS.

TrakkaBeam A800 eliminates the legacy issues of inefficiencies of traditional reflective mirror searchlight technology.

Its refractive optics design and rugged construction guarantee the highest proven mean time between failures (MTBF) in the industry.

With its sleek, aerodynamic styling, lower power draw, low weight, superior mission functionality and reliability, the TrakkaBeam has become the enviable benchmark in aviation searchlights performance.

It delivers a high-powered, uniform beam of light that eliminates black holes and fading, and ensures optimum clarity and cover for all types of tracking and surveillance.

Effective collimation and reduction of stray light are achieved by precision-designed refractive optical elements in front of the arc source. This eliminates the black holes that are produced by traditional reflector-based lamps and enables the TrakkaBeam to consistently deliver effective uniform edge-to-edge illumination, reducing the incidence of 'lost' targets and incomplete or failed missions.

The TrakkaBeam includes the industry's only in-flight, multi-filter solution. From inside the cockpit, up to six different filters can be activated at the touch of a button. Filters can range from extremely covert infrared to ultraviolet. This reduces bulk and weight, guards against costly future maintenance, and enhances mission capability and versatility.

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