FEC Heliports Worldwide Ltd announce the launch of its MIL-Star portable battery powered LED-based helipad lighting system designed primarily for rapid deployment and use by military forces in temporary and emergency situations to provide safe and effective marking at designated or ad-hoc helicopter landing areas and for tactical airborne and air drop operations. The new system will be exhibited during Eurosatory 2016 defence and security show to be held 13th – 17thJune 2016 in Paris, France.

The MIL-Star is a versatile man-portable landing light system that allows fixed and rotary wing aircraft to identify landing areas or drop zones at night at distances of up to 16 km. It contains up to 8 landing lights, each weighing less than 1 kg.

MIL-Star is capable of showing, at programmable intensities, red, blue, green, white visible LED’s and infra-red or a combination of a visible colour and infra-red to support pilots wearing night vision goggles. The MIL-Star can be easily programmed to flash warning, location beacon or morse code and has the ability to detect light levels for automatic sunset and sunrise switching.

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