First Night Vision Compatible Cockpits To Be Installed By
As the result of a competitive bid award by the Virginia State
Police Aviation Unit, Rebtech has teamed with Paradigm Aerospace
Corporation (PAC) to provide the first night vision compatible
cockpit and cabins for the agency’s Bell 407 helicopters.
Installation of the Rebtech night vision Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) was completed at the PAC facility located in
Mount Pleasant, PA. North Texas based Rebtech is providing the STC
package as well as the night vision compatible instrumentation and
avionics modification. The collaborative effort is the first both
for Rebtech and PAC.
“Paradigm was awarded the contract to provide the Rebtech
NVG conversion and we have had a smooth and productive relationship
with PAC," said Richard Borkowski, Rebtech president. "We
appreciate both the confidence that PAC and the state of Virginia
has in Rebtech, our products and support.”
Formed in 1984, the Virginia State Police Aviation Unit primary
mission is to provide medical evacuation, search and rescue and law
enforcement operations. The addition of night vision compatibility
provided by Rebtech will improve safety and mission readiness for
the department’s fleet of 407s. The third aircraft is
currently undergoing the night vision modification with the fourth
and final aircraft being completed in June 2011.