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Phenix and Helitak team up to advance UAS firefighting capabilities

Phenix Solutions Press Release | February 27, 2024

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Phenix Solutions proudly announced the selection of Australian innovator, Helitak Firefighting Equipment, marking a significant milestone in UAS firefighting technology.

Renowned for their expandable, durable, and exceptional water drop, Helitak firefighting tanks have been chosen to enhance Phenix’s Ultra 2XL aircraft, empowering it to be a formidable fire suppression tool in the future.

Phenix’s strategic collaboration with Helitak reaffirms their dedication to delivering top-tier quality and innovation in mission equipment for their Ultra 2XL.

Brian Riese, President and CEO of Phenix Solutions expressed his enthusiasm stating: “This joint effort with the Helitak team marks a significant leap forward for Phenix solutions and the Ultra 2XL. Leveraging the Helitak expertise and their high-quality, lightweight, and robust design will enable us to effectively meet our operator’s diverse mission requirements, now includes fire suppression.”

With over 15 years of expertise Helitak has consistently delivered cutting edge aerial firefighting solutions. Their expandable water tank which is tailor-made for each aircraft model boosts no modifications to the airframe but is the epitome of efficiency and adaptability with a focus on amplifying the aircraft capabilities ensuring the operator a maximize water drop when it counts.

Helitak’s President and CEO Jason Schellaars, said: “Our Helitak team has been focused on innovative firefighting technology for every helicopter platform. Recently, we have been working with Phenix on an opportunity to translate our technology to a Heavy-Lift UAS. In an effort to proactively meet the demand created by this new technology will produce a next generation firefighting tanking system for the Phenix Ultra 2XL.

Following HAI Heli-Expo Phenix’s Ultra 2XL will undergo rigorous flight testing, with the Helitak fire tank system’s flight testing scheduled later this year. This strategic collaboration represents a pivotal advancement in aerial firefighting capacities setting a new standard for UAS mission critical equipment.

This press release was prepared and distributed by Phenix Solutions.

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