Australia’s DoD To Develop Aircraft Flotation System

The Australian Department of Defense has awarded Australian company One Atmosphere a $4 million contract to develop an aircraft buoyancy system. One Atmosphere will work in collaboration with Airbus Group Australia Pacific to deliver a flotation system designated Pegasus.

Pegasus, will be fitted on rotary wing aircraft operating in a maritime environment. Pegasus is designed so that a water lading will operate the floatation device preventing it from sinking. The overriding objective is saving passenger and crewmember lives.

Australia’s Minister of Defence Marise Payne said:   “The Pegasus technology will be initially focused on the Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter to support their use from HMAS Canberra and HMAS Adelaide.

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