LA Sheriff Picks Cobham for AStar Fleet
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the U.S. and the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, has selected a suite of Cobham cockpit avionics, including synthetic vision and helicopter TAWS, for its 14 Eurocopter AS350 B2 AStars.
Installation is to be performed by Hangar One at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. The two-screen EFIS from Cobham’s facility in Mineral Wells, TX, will also display WAAS Beta III GPS and FMS information. Cockpits will be fully night vision goggle-compliant.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, headquartered in Monterey Park, CA, covers an area of 3,170 square miles of coastal, urban and mountain terrain and was a pioneer in airborne law enforcement.