CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems has installed a Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD airborne imaging system on a new Airbus Helicopters Inc. AS350b3e helicopter, operated by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Air Operations. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The installation of the Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD will provide the Mississippi Highway Patrol Air Operations with high-performance day and night thermal imagery to support its multi-mission capability in patrol, hurricane support and drug enforcement.

The thermal imager in the TASE 400HD can see in total darkness and through nearly all weather conditions. The daylight camera provides superior high-definition imagery for enhanced situational awareness, and public and officer safety. Mississippi DPS will have the ability to automatically and clearly track fixed or moving targets of interest, and easily mark and report the location of suspicious activity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Lieutenant Jason Seal of the Mississippi DPS Air Operations commented, "With the TASE 400HD we were able to achieve all the features we needed for operations and due to the minimal size and weight of the system it had virtually no effect on aircraft performance."

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems

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