MOSKIT used to form a 1500m minimum operating strip
A 1500m Minimum Operating Strip as defined by NATO STANAG 3534. NVG compatible battery powered portable edge lights are spaced at 300m along the runway edge with generator powered omnidirectional approach lights powered from the MOSKIT trailer. Battery powered, NVG compatible PAPIs and generator powered visual tactical PAPIs, also powered from the MOSKIT trailer when required, are deployed in a wing bar on the port side of the runway approach.
MOSKIT & SALKIT
MOSKIT and SALKIT used to form a 2500m tactical runway with edge lights spaced at 100m
The addition of SALKIT to the minimum operating strip layout allows increased runway length, closer spacing of portable edge lights or the delineation of taxiways and parking areas. Here NVG compatible battery powered edge lights are spaced at 100m along the runway edge on a 2500m runway with generator powered unidirectional approach lights powered from the MOSKIT trailer. Battery powered, NVG compatible PAPIs and generator powered visual tactical PAPIs, also powered from the MOSKIT trailer when required, are deployed in a wing bar on the port side of the runway approach. Additional edge lights mark the taxiway edge.
MOSKIT, SALKIT & CABKIT
MOSKIT, SALKIT and CABKIT used to form a 2500 tactical runway
This layout shows the 2500m runway described above with the addition of CABKIT. Cabling and junction boxes connect the battery powered portable edge lights to a field generator allowing them to be used continuously without the need for charging. The generator on the MOSKIT trailer still powers the TAC PAPIs and unidirectional approach lights.
Portable helipad landing lights forming NATO T
The NATO T provides landing point guidance and is the configuration most used by NATO members for tactical operations. Five helipad landing lights are deployed to provide directional guidance allowing the helicopter to land in one of the quadrants.
Portable helipad landing lights forming Y configuration
This Y configuration uses seven helipad landing lights and is an alternative layout favoured by some international armed forces. Again the landing lights can be deployed to give guidance relating to the direction of approach.