Texas based night vision lighting specialist, REBTECH has announced the recent approval by the Korean Office of Civil Aviation (KOCA) for a night vision modification to a civil operated Russian made KA-32 helicopter. REBTECH designed, engineered, and installed the NVG capability for the cockpit, cabin, and external lighting systems on the aircraft operated in South Korea by Dae Jin Air. The new NVG capable KA-32 will perform night fire suppression operations with improved safety and mission readiness around the country. REBTECH has also established a logistical spares hub, GLOMEX Military Supplies, for repair and service of the NVG lighting components and instruments in Prague, Czech Republic, to support these and future KA-32 helicopters that are likely to receive night vision modifications in South Korea by REBTECH.
REBTECH engineers and technicians performed the installation and successful modification with KOCA approval in Seoul, South Korea. There are some 500 KA-32 type helicopters operating around the world in multiple military, para public and civil configurations.
Company president, Richard Borkowski commented, “This was a significant effort by everyone at REBTECH and we’re proud of this recent and very important certification by the Korean Office of Civil Aviation. We will undoubtedly continue to expand our exemplary service and support into this region.”