ASU announced that they completed a full-service order for the Pasadena Police Department. The Pasadena Police Department purchased four new night vision goggles, modified the interiors of their two Bell OH-58s and received initial training for seven pilots.
“The Pasadena Police Department plays a vital role in the protection of one of Americas most notable cities,” said ASU Director of Marketing Hannah Gordon. “It is critical to have the right equipment, modifications and know how to maximize the use of your goggles by understanding them. We are honored to have completed the modifications, training and sales of the new NVGs to Pasadena.”
Pasadena sits about 10-miles Northeast from downtown Los Angeles, California near the San Gabriel Mountains and has a diverse population of about 140,000 people. Although Los Angeles is well lit at night the outlying areas are not.
“After the training it became very clear how to best use NVGs during an emergency. Those dark holes have now become suitable landing areas in the event of an emergency. Before the cockpit lights were modified it was difficult to distinguish the different colors on the gauges that indicate cautionary, or exceedance areas. Now with the lighting installed you can clearly see the numbering on the gauges and when you are approaching those time limiting or do not exceed areas, ” said Polimeni.