Simplex Aerospace is adding the Max-Viz enhanced vision system as standard equipment on its SkyCannon helicopter-mounted firefighting system. The Astronics-produced Max-Viz EVS gives firefighters the ability to see through smoke while fighting high-rise fires.
Graphic showing Simplex high-rise firefighting system. Courtesy of Simplex Aerospace
According to Simplex, SkyCannon will be compatible with viewing images on helicopter multifunction or dedicated displays. Additionally, Simplex's fire attack systems will support data acquisition of aircraft components all correlated with aircraft GPS position. The system is currently offered on the AgustaWestland AW139, Chinese Avicopter AC313, Bell 412/212, Eurocopter EC225 and Russian Helicopters Kamov Ka-32.
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