The Oklahoma police department tested Russian-produced searchlights, the searchlight developer, Russia’s Transas Group, said in a statement released on Tuesday.
This came despite sanctions imposed by the United States. The projector, fixed on a MD500 helicopter, underwent comprehensive testing by the Oklahoma police department’s pilots.
“After the initial tests, the searchlight got high marks from the air crew. They noted the brightness and color balance of the ray, fast projector position change capabilities, and the possibility of directing light down. They also said the projector effectively operates in the vertical range,” Transas reports.
Transas Group was founded in the 1990s. Today it offers a wide range of solutions in the transportation, oil and gas, defense, education and public safety industries.
The United States and the European Union did not recognize the results of the Crimean referendum held in March. Following the Crimea’s reunification with Russia, a number of Western countries have imposed sanctions against some Russian companies, officials and politicians.
Moscow has repeatedly stated that these measures are “counterproductive” and warned that the sanctions would have a so-called “boomerang effect” on Western economies.