The STRATUS system is an underslung dispersant spray system which can be operated from any “helicopter of opportunity” which is equipped with a cargo hook. Carried as an under slung load by a single strop & harness, the system incorporates its own power supply and is controlled via a simple pilot/crew operated control box.
The system can be jettisoned in an emergency and requires no modifications to the helicopter. The STRATUS system consists of a lightweight marine grade aluminium dispersant tank and frame which supports an electric start diesel engine, driving a centrifugal pump and a 10m Spray Boom assembly. The outer sections of the boom can be removed reducing the span to 6m if required. The spray nozzles are fully configurable to provide a wide range of application rates and swath widths to suit almost any spill situation.
The STRATUS Tank has a unique aerodynamic profile to reduce drag, maximising fuel efficiency and transit/spraying speeds. The Mass of the system is carefully controlled to maximise dispersant load, rotorcraft fuel capacity and the stability of the system in flight.View Features View Technical Specs View Available Options