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Carmanah/ADB supply emergency solar systems to Brazilian Air Force

Monday, Dec 24, 2012

Airfield lighting partners Carmanah Technologies (TSX:CMH), ADB Airfield Solutions and Brazilian distributor AVIEX Importacao have been selected to supply five emergency-deployable, solar-powered airfield and helipad lighting systems to the Brazilian Air Force at a value of over $400,000.

“This transaction underscores the strength of our partnership with ADB and our continuing relationship with the Brazilian Air Force”

The fully portable lighting systems will be stored at the Brazilian Air Force Command Centre and are designed to be easily deployed at offsite locations as operational requirements change. All systems include durable deployment containers to ensure safe transportation and storage. Each airfield and helipad is also equipped with a rugged radio controller to allow for remote activation, in-field programming, and on-demand switching between standard and infrared night operations modes.

“Carmanah’s technology offers our military clients a practical solution to meet the realities of tactical and emergency operations. Rapid deployment is often necessary in remote and under-serviced locations. Solar airfield lighting ensures that essential access can be maintained around the clock anywhere there is a safe landing surface, regardless of the availability of traditional power sources,” said Steve Rauch, President and CEO of ADB Airfield Solutions, LLC.

“This transaction underscores the strength of our partnership with ADB and our continuing relationship with the Brazilian Air Force,” said Carmanah CEO Bruce Cousins. “Carmanah’s innovative solar airfield solutions for airfields and helipads are well-suited to military applications and are accepted and proven worldwide. We are pleased to see such a large order commitment, which we believe marks a shift in our close-rate of large Aviation projects. Future applications of solar technology within civil airfields remain a significant market opportunity for the company and a primary focus for the Aviation team.”

Source: Business Wire

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