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The Tiger strike technology is available on a series of handheld devices that capture intelligent radio direction finding targets from 50 MHz to 2 GHz. These handhelds come both phased array and time delay of arrival configurations.
Firestorm has provided several search and rescue vehicles completely outfitted with time delay of arrival in a low profile installation as viewed in this example to agencies and fire departments. Expert installation is required to ensure the accuracy of the Tiger strike technology.
Firestorm have just completed a series of airworthiness tests using a DJI 1000+ Chassis outfitted with the Tiger strike technology in both the phased array and time delay of arrival antenna systems. The tests were carried out by TBM models in Florida who have been active in developing unique aircraft models for the last 20 years. Well certification has not been mandated by the FAA, we had firestorm believe in a professional approach to anything that flies and therefore the need to have professionals test fly an engineer both the weight and balance aspect of the UAV but to ensure the flight characteristics of the UAV are not compromised with this Tiger strike ISR technology. The principle of TBM is a civilian test pilot for the U.S. Air Force, and in his job looks for problematic characteristics in new flight platforms. TBM models will be the integrator of the Tiger strike ISR antenna systems and will flight test every system before it’s delivered.
The Tiger strike technology is unique that it does not require an STA or STC from the FAA to install this technology on most airframes, fixed wing or rotary wing. Every other search and rescue mounted aircraft system require a modification approval by the FAA. The reason the Tiger strike technology does not is that it uses simple communication antennas quarter wave whips that are commonly installed by any avionics shop in an approved configuration to work with the Tiger strike technology. Approvals for an STA or STC are very expensive and are generally done by the manufacturer. So aircraft that are not widely used in search and rescue if they don’t fall into the traditional manufacturing configuration are the only ones that are capable of being used. This opens the opportunity for previously unavailable aircraft the fill this role.
When every second counts; speed, accuracy and a level head, together with the best RDF gear available, will increase your chances to get them home safe. Through the courage of our convictions, we created a brand new class of RDF technology called Intelligent Radio Direction Finding (iRDF™).
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