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FEC Heliports Worldwide Ltd has announced that its HEMS-Star portable LED helipad lighting system has been purchased by the United Nations for the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali.
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by the Security Council in April 2013 to support political processes in that country and carry out a number of security-related tasks. The mission focuses on duties, such as ensuring security, stabilization and protection of civilians; supporting national political dialogue and reconciliation; assisting the re-establishment of state authority, the rebuilding of the security sector, and the promotion and protection of human rights in that country.
The United Nations operates in some of the most extreme and remote regions on the planet and currently the MINUSMA mission has a total 15,209 uniformed personnel, both military and police from 121 countries operating in Mali.
The UN are operating over vast areas and rough terrain, day and night, so helicopters are often the only safe means of transporting personnel and resupplying UN personnel on the ground.
HEMS-Star is a rechargeable portable battery powered LED lighting system designed for rapid deployment to provide safe and effective marking at designated or ad-hoc landing areas.
Some features include:
• Wireless enabled for remote or pilot VHF activation;
• NVG compatible red, blue, green, white visible LEDs and infra-red and is programmable to show steady-on, flash warning, location beacon or Morse Code;
• Optional automatic sunset switching;
• Full case weighs only 10.6 kilograms; and