The 2 TAC PAPIs contained within MOSKIT are powered by one of the generators mounted on the trailer and provide an abbreviated, "A", PAPI system. The units comply with ICAO Annex 14 and produce a variable intensity split red / white beam.
An inbuilt inclinometer allows the chosen glide path angles to be set prior to the units being deployed in a wing bar on the port side of the runway approach. To ensure stability the portable PAPIs are mounted on individual base plates which are anchored to the ground. Once positioned on the base plates spirit levels within the PAPI allow the units to be easily levelled before use.
The TAC PAPI can be fully operated either manually or by radio up to a distance of 4kms.
The TAC PAPI is an integral component of the MOSKIT portable airfield lighting system and is used together with ORELs and UALs contained within the MOSKIT trailer to create a 1500m minimum operating strip.
- Generator powered
- 3 levels of light intensity 500cds, 5000cds and 50000cds
- Radio and manual control
- Inbuilt inclinometer and spirit level
- Complies with ICAO Annex 14