The partnership of Carmanah Technologies and ADB Airfield Solutions, which unfolded in the early part of 2010, has been contracted by the Department of Defense USA to install solar charged aviation lights for an airport base in Afghanistan.
The project contract valued at more than $450,000 USD includes fees for technical feasibility study by Carmanah/ADB team, installation of the aviation lights and cost of the systems.
The solar powered lights will be utilized to sustain the aviation operations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) rotary wing in Regional Command East. The supply prospects include supplying of solar powered lights for places such as main entry, security areas, edge of the runway, and lights for the taxiway along with the needed accessories. The airfield lights will be assembled over non-slip type of mobile tiles to allow tractability for future use or redeploying at a different location during future airfield expansions.
The proposed solar light does not require expensive trenching and cable installations and can be installed with least obstructions to the airfield operations.