The HSL-1600 searchlight, engineered in cooperation with Transas Aviation, offers high performance multi-function capabilities in a single integrated design. Solid state technology is incorporated throughout and offers dramatic increases in reliability, performance and ease of installation. All power management, control and system integration circuitry is neatly incorporated into the unit itself thereby eliminating the need for any additional space and weight needed for remote Junction boxes and intermediate cabling.
The HSL-1600 is manufactured in Switzerland by REVUE THOMMEN AG under EASA Part 21 regulations. It does not contain ITAR regulated components and is designed with the high quality western European components. The HSL-1600 will ship with an EASA Form 1, Certificate of Airworthiness, similar to the FAA Certificate of Airworthiness, Form 8130.
The unit is easily operated from the cockpit or elsewhere on the ship via one or two hand control units or can be integrated with the cyclic or collective grips. The unit is also easily linked to any target/map tracking system via a built in RS-422 interface. This same circuitry provides active slaving capabilities for a direct lash-up with other onboard FLIR, Camera Systems and/or Helmet Sight Systems.
The HSL-1600 also offers long range NVIS capability via an optional integrated IR filter module (patent pending). The unit is operated with a 1600 W Xenon short arc lamp. The variable focus with 4° - 20° is providing excellent long range performance as well spread for landing and close-in viewing.