Cobham will provide synthetic vision-based EFIS to retrofit the Eurocopter and Bell fleets of the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. LAPD operates 14 Eurocopter AS350-B2 and five Bell B206 helicopters, while LASD has 14 AS350s.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department will outfit its new fleet of 14 American Eurocopter AS350B2s with the DZM2 system, which packages all-in-one satellite and cellular voice and data communications in a single control head that can be mounted on the center console. The satphone can be quickly removed for off-aircraft communication.
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.
Compared with the mass of modern Bells and Eurocopters that fly for the myriad law enforcement agencies protecting and serving Californians, the air unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) emerges as something of a one-off. In addition to a fleet of 12 AStar B2s, which provide day-to-day support to the officers in the black-and-whites, the largest sheriff’s flight department in the nation also fields four aging ex-U.S.