Wireless intercom innovator and manufacturer, Axnes has announced the recent delivery of a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Cal Fire S-70i Firehawk® helicopter equipped with the latest generation PNG wireless intercom system. Integrated by Firehawk® completion specialist, United Rotorcraft, the S-70i airframes are configured with internal audio integration and two MP50 handsets that allow crews to operate inside and outside of the aircraft with full duplex crew communication via wireless intercom. Twelve airframes will be eventually delivered to Cal Fire, all equipped with the Axnes wireless intercom and designed to improve crew safety, situational awareness, enhanced communication, and efficiencies.
The PNG wireless intercom features NVG compatibility, PTT and VOX functions that allow easy integration of the MP50 handset into multiple civil, Para public and military mission profiles. The unit is housed in a waterproof case and includes a 2-3 mile range and secure AES 256-bit secure encryption. Battery life of the MP50 handsets include 40 hours of standby time and up to 15 hours of continuous operation. Axnes will be exhibiting during the HAI Heli-Expo 28-30 JAN in Anaheim, California. Axnes invites all HAI Heli-Expo attendees to stop by exhibit #3841 at 1300 on Wednesday 29 JAN at 1330 to enjoy a cold draft beer.