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Military Minimum Operating Strip Lighting Kit



A trailer mounted, portable airfield lighting system designed to support both covert and non-covert operations. MOSKIT is the only portable airfield lighting system able to fully comply with NATO STANAGs 3534 and 7025.


MOSKIT is a stand-alone portable airfield lighting system designed to support strategic air operations from unconventional and unimproved surfaces.

The edge lights, approach lights and PAPIs contained within the MOSKIT trailer can be deployed in less than 20 minutes to form a 1500m minimum operating strip as defined by NATO STANAG 3534.

The system is suitable for both fixed and rotary wing operations and is typically used at forward operating locations, on temporary and reserve airfields, to mark helicopter landing zones and where permanent airfield lighting systems have been damaged.

MOSKIT is in service with many countries around the world, these include NATO member countries as well as non NATO countries including Africa, the Middle and Far East. It was first tested by the UK RAF in the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm and went on to support Operation Bolton throughout the enforcement of the no fly zones in Iraq. Later it was used in both Kosovo and Bosnia and also during evacuation missions in Sierra Leone and the Congo. More recently, both the UK RAF and the US Marines Expeditionary Forces have used MOSKIT in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom with the US Air Force deploying it in Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

Our case studies section gives in depth examples of how the MOSKIT portable airfield lighting system is currently being used to support airfield operations around the world.



  • Contains runway edge lights, approach lights and PAPIs
  • NVG compatible
  • Self-supporting, stand-alone system
  • Suitable for fixed and rotary wing operations
  • Rapidly deployed in less than 20 minutes
  • Instant black out capability
  • Interchangeable coloured lenses for maximum versatility
  • Transportable by air and towed by military vehicles
  • Only portable airfield lighting system to fully meet NATO STANAGs 3534 and 7025



Full brochure on our Minimum Operating Strip Lighting Kit




Product Specification

Dimensions (Nominal)  
Height (overall-laden with doors closed) 1800mm (71 inches)
Length (overall) 3734mm (147 inches)
Full 1560 kg (3450 lb)
All ORELs, NVG PAPIs, MSUs and drill removed 1385 kg (3050 lb approx.)
Vehicle Details  
Nose load (approx. – with Trailer level) <100kg (221lb)
Wheel Rim Pressed steel, 5.5″ x 14″
Tyre 185 R14C8PR
Tyre Pressure 4.5 bar (65 psi)
Breaks Internal Expanding Drum. Auto-
Reversing Type
Wheel bearing end float adjustment 0.15mm (0.006″) MAXIMUM
Hitch (coupling) Hydraulically damped overrun mechanism. Fitted with 76mm NATO EYE as standard (others available), plus over-centre hand brake.
Trailer Lighting  
Light Fittings 12/24 V, EEC approved fittings as standard
Inter-vehicle connector 12 pin NATO plug
Torque Settings  
Wheel Nuts 50lb ft (67NM)
Hitch to ‘A’ Frame, fixings 65lb ft (88NM)
Axle to spring clamp, fixings 55lb ft (74NM)
Suspension to Chassis, fixings 35 to 40 lb-ft
Height (excluding antenna) 200 mm (8 in)
Width 80 mm (3.25 in)
Depth 70 mm (2.75 in)
Weight: 1.1 kg (2.5 lb)
Power Supply 7.2 V, Ni-Cad Battery Pack
Operating Frequency 173.225 MHz (others available)
Height 550 mm (21.75 in)
Width 750 mm (30 in)
Depth 406 mm (16 in)
Weight: 63.6 kg (140 lb)
Output: 2 kW, 240 VAC, 60 Hz
Fuel: Diesel, Type A, Type B, F-34, F-35, JP-8
Length 240 mm (10 in)
Width 160 mm (6.5 in)
Depth 90 mm (3.5 in)
Weight (excluding batteries): 1.4kg (3 lb)
Power Supply 2 x 12 V Nominal, Sealed Lead Acid Batteries (SLAB)
Circuit Protection Fuse (Over-current) and Low Voltage Cut-Off
Range Settings As required
Fuse Rating (located on PCB) 1 A (“Quick-blow”), 250 V, 20 mm
Height 266 mm (10.5 in)
Width 482 mm (19 in)
Depth 350 mm (13.8 in)
Weight (24 way): 41 kg (90 lb)
Power Supply: 220 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Height 256 mm (10 in)
Width 180 mm (7 in)
Depth 174 mm (6.8 in)
Weight: 2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
Input Ratings:  
Voltage (Single-Phase, 2 “Hot” Legs) 220 to 240 VAC
Current (Max) 6.2 A
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power Factor (Lag) 0.9
Output Ratings:  
Voltage (Three-Phase) 220 to 240 VAC
Current (Max) 2.2 A
Frequency 0 to 100 Hz
Power Output 0.37 kW
Overload 150% for 30 Seconds
Length 251 mm (10 in)
Diameter (body) 120 mm (4.75 in)
Shaft Diameter 14 mm (0.55 in)
Weight: 6.5 kg (14.5 lb)
Motor Type 3-Phase Induction, Totally Enclosed, Fan Cooled
Connection 3-Phase Delta
Voltage 240 VAC
Synchronous Speed 1380 RPM
Type 2 Pole
Voltage 240V AC
Nominal Current Rating 25 A
Trip Current 30 mA
Trip Time < 200 m/second (Typical 30 m/second)


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