August 22, 2011
REBTECH Provides NVG Compatibility to the Virginia State Police Bell 407 Fleet
August 22, 2011- Bedford, TX –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.
REBTECH president, Richard Borkowski commented, “Paradigm was awarded the contract to provide the REBTECH NVG conversion and we have had a smooth and productive relationship with PAC. 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.