TALKIT (Tactical Airfield Lighting Kit)
The Tactical Airfield Lighting Kit (TALKIT) is a lightweight, portable LED landing light system designed primarily for use by military forces to set up temporary landing zones, airstrips, medevac pads or hot refuelling zones. This LED TALKIT system allows fixed and rotary wing aircraft to identify landing areas or drop zones at night at distances of up to 5kms operating in visible, NVG or FLIR modes.
- Lightweight and man portable (8 light units and tripods)
- Designed for minimum size and weight
- Quick deployment, able to withstand the harshest conditions
- Supports covert (NVG), non-covert and FLIR operations
- Radio control up to 4km line of sight and manual control
- LED light source
- Rechargeable lithium ion batteries
- Primary cell back up
- Versatile charging options (mains power and solar)
- Power conversion facility
- Accommodates multiple landing zones
- Minimum of 8 hours light at maximum intensity and rechargeable to 95% capacity in 8 hours
- Range of accessories (Soft Rucksack Carry Case)
- Operates between -40ºC and +50ºC
Able to support non-overt, covert and FLIR operations, the system contains up to 8 LED landing lights, each weighing less than 1 kg, which can be controlled manually or by radio. The LED light source is provided by six stacked LED arrays that provide both visual and IR light output (3 white visual, 2 red/green and 1 IR) in a range of intensities and as a steady, flashing or rotating signal.
Power is supplied by rechargeable, high-density lithium-ion battery packs which allow the system to be used over a broad range of temperatures, typically between -40°C and +50°C. The tactical LED landing light system is recharged via the drop in charger cradle located in the lid of the carrying case, which accepts either AC or DC input, allowing for solar recharge. Alternatively DC power can be supplied directly to individual landing lights via a connector at the base of each light unit.
- Portable landing zones or airstrips
- Refuelling or rearming areas
- Search and rescue missions
- Drop zone markers
- Military operations