Expanded RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector Network


By Arjen on 26 January 2020 · 0

While there are thousands of hand-held RECCO detectors in use worldwide, the RECCO SAR helicopter detector network is growing rapidly. Outdoor enthusiasts, from skiers to hikers and mountain bikers, equipped with RECCO rescue reflectors can be found by professional rescue teams in case of an avalanche or getting lost in the outdoors. With the ability to search an area of 1 km2 (250 acres) in approximately 6 minutes, the RECCO SAR helicopter detector allows professional rescuers to quickly scan large areas for lost or injured victims, in all types of terrain.

Additional brand partnerships

RECCO is excited to announce additional brand partnerships to add to the more than 150 companies that are integrating RECCO technology into their outdoor adventure products including ski boots, helmets, hiking shoes, jackets, pants and backpacks. Recent additions include Black Yak, Nixon, Columbia, Sweet Protection, ZARA, Jöttnar and many more. Please visit recco.com for all brand partners.

More locations

For 2020, the expansion of the SAR helicopter detector system moves forward with the most recent placements in the following locations:

  • USA: Snohomish Helicopter Rescue Team, Snohomish, WA
  • Canada: Alpine Helicopters, Canmore AB
  • Italy: CNSAS, Trento

These deployments bring the number of RECCO SAR helicopter detectors to 12 units in Europe and 5 units in the Americas. Austria was the first country in the world fully covered with SAR helicopter detectors in 2018. RECCO is proud to announce that the SAR helicopter detector is a finalist in the Second Annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards!


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