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LA Sheriff Picks Cobham for AStar Fleet

 - October 19, 2010, 10:30 AM

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 be performed by Hangar One at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif. The two-screen EFIS from Cobham's Mineral Wells, Texas, facility will also display Waas Beta III GPS and FMS information. Cockpits will be fully night-vision-goggle-compliant. Cobham is at Booth No. 3826.

The LA Sheriff's Department, headquartered in Monterey Park, covers an area of 3,170 square miles of coastal, urban and mountain terrain and was a pioneer in airborne law enforcement.