Mississippi Department of Public Safety picks UTC technology for Airbus helicopter

20 August 2014

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) unit UTC Aerospace Systems said it has installed a Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD airborne imaging system on a new Airbus Helicopters Inc. AS350b3e helicopter, operated by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Highway Air Operations.

The installation will provide the Mississippi Highway Patrol Air Operations with high-performance day and night thermal imagery to support its multi-mission capability in patrol, hurricane support and drug enforcement.

The thermal imager in the TASE 400HD can see in total darkness and through nearly all weather conditions. The daylight camera provides superior high-definition imagery for enhanced situational awareness, and public and officer safety. Mississippi DPS will have the ability to automatically and clearly track fixed or moving targets of interest, and easily mark and report the location of suspicious activity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. Its website is at http://www.utcaerospacesystems.com.

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