Portland, Ore.-based Simplex Aerospace has reached an agreement with the Changhe manufacturing facility in China to develop a Fire Attack system specifically for the Avicopter AC313. The tank for the AVIC-produced AC313 will carry more than 1,000 gallons of water, or around 4,000 liters. The contract calls for deliveries of “multiple” units through 2014.
Avicopter AC313. Photo courtesy of Simplex Aerospace
The Fire Attack system employs a retractable pump that is currently in service with the Eurocopter EC225 and Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk. President & CEO Mark Zimmerman noted that in 2014, Simplex plans to equip the AC313 with Sky Cannon, a water cannon designed to suppress fires at for high-rise buildings.
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