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Florida conservation organisation receives mission-equipped fleet additions
CNC Technologies has delivered full mission suite integrations of two Bell 505s and one Cessna Caravan for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The Cessna Caravan is outfitted with an FLIR Star Safire 380 X-HD imager installed on a Southeast Aerospace side mount.
Read this story in our April 2024 printed issue.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has taken delivery of two fully equipped Bell 505 helicopters and one fully equipped Cessna Caravan.

The Bell 505s are each outfitted with an L3/Wescam MX10 imager, Shotover ARS 750 moving map system, MacroBlue monitors and Trakka TLX searchlight. The Cessna Caravan has been equipped with a FLIR Star Safire 380 X-HD imager installed on a Southeast Aerospace side mount, with the Shotover ARS 750 moving system and MacroBlue monitors installed in a Southeast Aerospace Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) console.

All three aircraft were completed by CNC Technologies at AeroBrigham in Decatur, Texas. CNC will provide its 24/7/365 service, support and training to FWC staff to support the deployment of the complex aircraft mission suites. The advanced technology in the aircraft will assist FWC in performing a wide variety of wildlife, law enforcement, and search and rescue missions across the state of Florida.

“We are grateful to be continuing our work with FWC,” says CNC founding partner Alex Giuffrida. “The entire process working with FWC was seamless. Its professionalism and commitment to the mission is outstanding and we look forward to supporting its missions into the future.”

Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, and established in 1999, the FWC manages fish and wildlife resources. The FWC Division of Law Enforcement is responsible for patrol and investigative law enforcement services over more than 8,400 miles of coastline, 13,200sqm of offshore waters and more than 34 million acres of land.

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