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15 February 2016

Singapore Airshow 2016: Airborne Technologies Details New Solutions

Airborne Technologies welcomes a new member to its platform portfolio. Originally used for agricultural purposes, it offers conditions to implement the Airborne LINX package that is carried by the S.C.A.R – Pod on a retractable swinging arm. Together with a flight stability kit, a full cockpit, tank armourisation and its ruggedised design, the Thrush 510G is a perfect ISR plattform in support of rough land or maritime operations.

Due to its incredibly robust, durable and reliable design features the Thrush aircraft is ready to use when others reach their limit,” Wolfgang Grumeth, CEO of Airborne Technologies, explained

Airborne Technologies has recently launched its new camera lift for 20” gimbals. The lift is suitable for any airborne fixed wing platform. It is made of CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) and is extremely light weight. In combination with its compact design the camera lift is ideal for small cabin sizes and allows smaller and cost-efficient aircraft to fulfill surveillance tasks so far reserved for much bigger and much more expensive aircraft. The gimbal is completely retractable. Due to its discreet ramp appearance this solution is on the one hand perfect suited for covert surveillance operations and on the other hand it is totally resistant to hard weather conditions.

The camera lift is equipped with a self-sufficient emergency retraction system, powered by an independent battery pack. A visual indication shows the crew whether the gimbal is sufficiently retracted to ensure a safe landing.