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Flamingo Firefighting

Flamingo Firefighting
  • Aerial firefighting
  • 200l capacity
  • Fully autonomous
  • GPS guided
  • Night operation
  • Performance under adverse weather conditions
Description

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Flamingo is a guided civil bomb that flies completely autonomously through the merger of INS / GPS and other sensors. With a load of 200l retardant or extinguishing agent, allows both, direct firefighting and chemical firewall creation.

Flamingo is composed of two main elements, the control unit; which integrates Veronte technology and is responsible for the functions of guiding, navigation and control, and the suppression unit; a housing for the extinguishing agent. It also incorporates a recovery mechanism that allows the separation of the control unit which releases a parachute just before impact, allowing the recovery of this component.

The system is designed for use from cargo aircrafts, not being necessary a modification of the aircraft for using it. To do this, the system has a release mechanism fully compatible with standard 463L pallets.

Flamingo offers several advantages over usual means of extinction:

  • Night operation
  • Performance in inaccessible areas
  • Water encapsulation
  • Accurate distribution of suppressant
  • Performance in adverse weather conditions and strong winds.
  • Keep human resources away from fire.
  • Fast reaction.
  • Multipurpose aircraft use.
Specifications
Performance
Range (from 13000ft) 3500m
Precision 10m
Capacity 200l
Surface 100m2
Retardant Any compatible with polyethylene
Dimensions & Weights
Length 2.65m
Diameter 0.4m
Empty Weight 21.7kg
Launch System
Pallet 463L
Number of Units per Pallet 4
Number of Pallets Unlimited (1 on ramp)
Pallet + Launch System Weight 350kg
Launching Configuration
Launching Platform Any with rear port and 463L compatible (e.g. C-295)
Launch Speed <160kts
Altitude 8000ft-13000ft
Pitch Angle at Launch >5deg
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