The new RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector allows professional rescuers to perform rapid searches for missing people in the outdoors year-round.
From avalanche rescue to year-round search and rescue
The RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector is based on RECCO’s renowned rescue technology applied for avalanche rescue. The detector sends out a cone like search signal which is returned by the passive RECCO reflector.
Flying at a speed up to 100 km/h the detector scans the area beneath the helicopter with a corridor up to 100 m wide. The SAR helicopter detector can cover 1 km² of forests, mountain terrain or shores within 6 minutes. The detector is designed to search in the outdoors as opposed to dense urban areas.
Being searchable enables rescuers
to help faster
Head of rescue in Zermatt, Switzerland
"For us, RECCO technology is a very helpful tool and it has become a standard procedure."
Currently covered regions include parts of Austria, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA with new areas being added all the time.