The company’s hydraulic RHS is mainly used for search and rescue and military missions, and sometimes as a cargo hoist while the helicopter is on the ground. In rescue mode, the hoist reaches a maximum speed of 1.25 m/s with a hoisting capacity of up to 270kg. In cargo mode, the system reaches speeds of up to 0.4 m/s and can move up to 400kg.
“We developed our hydraulic Rescue Hoist System nearly two decades ago for a wide range of applications, from transporting cargo to military rescue missions,” explained Dr Stefan Stenzel, Managing Director of VINCORION. "Since then, the system has been continuously upgraded and enhanced.”
Deliveries to begin end of 2021
The contract has a total value of approximately €11.5 million, spread over the period between now and 2028. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2021.