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Portable Airfield Lighting Trailer for Argentine Air Force

S4GA won a Tender for supply of portable airfield lighting system stored in a Trailer for Argentine military.

OVERVIEW

Argentine Air Force (Spanish: Fuerza Aérea Argentina, FAA) is aviation branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine. There are few air bases around the country that belong to FAA and are used for military trainings.

In 2018, FAA requested for mobile airfield lighting system which army was going to use at its air bases. A Tender for supply and delivery of portable airfield lighting trailer was issued. S4GA received and official invitation to bid and won the tender

CHALLENGE

Military Customer has put special technical requirements to the trailer design and airfield lights. Any standard solution available on the market would not fit:

  • High operating time (autonomy) of the lights required
  • The trailer had to accommodate two full mobile PAPI systems together with airfield lights
  • Contactless charging of the lights
  • All equipment to be made of durable materials to withstand extreme climate conditions of Argentina and to ensure long lifespan
  • Non-standard trailer dimensions.

SOLUTION

S4GA offered portable airfield lighting system stored in a tailored trailer specifically designed for Argentine Air Force:

  • 86 x portable airfield lights, remotely controlled from handheld controller and air-band radio, certified and compliant with ICAO requirements
  • 2 x mobile full PAPI systems powered by diesel generators
  • Power banks to ensure PAPI autonomous operations for at least 60 minutes
  • Automatic immediate light failure reporting system built in a Trailer
  • Trailer equipped with NVG internal lighting
  • Two options to power trailer: gasoline generators and 230 VAC
  • S4GA Trailer is made of high-grade aluminum and designed to fit in a C-130, for transportation; it can be towed by standard SUV as its weight is only 2.500 kg

S4GA Trailer is the best solution for military air bases where high performance of the system and its compliance with industry standards is a must.

Argentina

Application

Portable Airfield Lighting Trailer

Date

2019

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