8-Aug-2014 Source: Revue Thommen
Revue Thommen AG, of Switzerland, has announced that its HSL-1600 Helicopter Searchlight was selected by the Tulsa, Okla. Police Department Aviation Unit for its new fleet of AS350 B2 helicopters.
Aircraft completion and searchlight system installation was carried out at Metro Aviation, with an in-service date of July 28, 2014.
Thommen’s HSL-1600 Searchlight system selection allows the latest generation of single LRU, high-powered, high-definition light system, with integrated IR and Laser, to be used by law enforcement aircrews in their demanding multi-mission role.
The specific HSL-1600 Helicopter Searchlight configuration selected by Tulsa Police includes the latest high definition variants of Lamp, InfraRed (IR), and Laser, coupled with internal software, and active slaving.
The Thommen HSL-1600 represents a new breed of helicopter searchlight systems, offering a previously unattainable combination of bright light, and long stand-off observation capability, in a compact, single LRU, quick-disconnect system. The HSL-1600 searchlight is now in service in law enforcement, SAR, military, parapublic, and border control missions worldwide.
“Thommen is extremely proud to be selected by the City of Tulsa Police Department Aviation Unit,” said Gregory Shockley, president, of Thommen America. “We at Thommen take pride in our ability to offer mission-critical technology to law enforcement and related agencies around the world, and we are confident that Tulsa PD will make the most of our state-of-the-art system Swiss technology on the AS350 platform.”
“Our previous experience with Thommen was very positive, and, we are more than impressed with the Thommen searchlight system. We look forward to building on our relationship in the future,” said Sgt. Nick Cory, Unit Commander at Tulsa Police Department.
“Customer benefit is the foundation of a good product. In this regard, we are pleased to provide Tulsa PD that value which makes their missions more efficient and safe. We are confident that our customer benefits greatly from the advanced technology, and the local support that only Thommen can provide”, stated Uli Dembinski, CEO of Revue Thommen AG, the Swiss Parent company of Thommen America.