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Flamingo Fire Fighter

  • Aerial firefighting
  • 200l capacity
  • Fully autonomous
  • GPS guided
  • Night operation
  • Performance under adverse weather conditions
  • Description

    The Flamingo is a guided anti-fire missile that flies completely autonomously through the merger of INS / GPS and other sensors. With a load of 200l retardant or extinguishing agent.

    Flamingo is composed of two main elements, the control unit; which integrates Veronte technology and is responsible for the functions of guiding, navigation and control, and the suppression unit; and  a housing for the extinguishing agent. It also incorporates a recovery mechanism that allows the separation of the control unit which releases a parachute just before impact, allowing the recovery of this component. 

    The system is designed for use from cargo aircrafts, not being necessary a modification of the aircraft for using it. To do this, the system has a release mechanism fully compatible with standard 463L pallets. 

    Flamingo offers several advantages over usual means of extinction:

    • Night operation.
    • Performance in inaccessible areas.
    • Water encapsulation.
    • Accurate distribution of suppressant.
    • Performance in adverse weather conditions and strong winds.
    • Keep human resources away from fire.
    • Fast reaction.
    • Multipurpose aircraft use.
  • Specifications

    Performance
    Range (from 13000ft) 3500m
    Precision 10m
    Capacity 200 l
    Surface 100 m2
    Retardant Any compatible with polyethylene
    Dimensions and weights
    Length 2.65m
    Diameter 0.4m
    Empty weight 21.7kg
    Launch system
    Pallet 463 L
    Number of units per pallet 4
    Number of pallets Unlimited (1 on ramp)
    Pallet + launch system weight 350kg
    Launching configuration
    Launching platform Any with rear port and 463L compatible (e.g. C-295)
    Launch speed <160 kts
    Altitude 8000ft-13000ft
    Pitch angle at launch >5deg