Helicopters are limited in their fire fighting operations a helicopters are unable to precisely drop water due to the swinging of their equipment. The pilots must follow a flight line, greatly restricting the areas in which they can support ground crews.
Vita’s technology will attach above the load of water or retardant that the helicopter is carrying. Upon identifying the location for the drop, the technology would leverage its control ability to manipulate the load over a precise location regardless of the flight line. Meanwhile, leveraging the LSS-SL, the limitations that the swing provides for helicopters to access water will be no more. Helicopter pilots will have access to tighter spaces for rapid water replenishment, and eventual deployment.