National Air Police Service (NPAS) goes green

ALS has recently supplied a number of special Helipad portable light fittings to the National Air Police Service (NPAS).

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) provides borderless air support to the police forces across England and Wales 24/7/365 from a national network of bases.

The PLB500 portable light has been designed to be compact and robust, with a weight kept to a minimum to facilitate easy handling during transportation and use.  The Helipad model comes complete with a green lens.

It is easily charged by simply plugging in a cable to the socket located on the top section of the housing.  Larger chargers that hold 5, 10 or 20 units can be ordered as can a mobile trailer for easy storage and deployment.

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Police helicopters in service

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) delivers a fully borderless air service to all police forces across England and Wales 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and a national response to major and critical incidents.

NPAS carries out a variety of tasks for police forces, such as searching for high risk missing people, injured people and for people where there is a serious concern for their safety and wellbeing. Common tasks also include searching for suspects, managing vehicle pursuits from the air and assisting with counter terrorism and specialist firearms operations. In time-critical searches, such as that of a high risk missing adult or child, the time saved in locating people can literally mean the difference between life and death.

The NPAS fleet consists of 19 EC135 and EC145 helicopters, plus four fixed-wing aeroplanes.