Magellan designs and manufactures the Wire Strike Protection System (WSPS®). It's the cutting edge in helicopter safety, providing a measure of protection against accidents and fatalities caused by wire strikes. Our Operating Division Bristol is the global expert for this unique system with more than 30 years of experience and 20,000 kits delivered.
The WSPS is designed to guides wires over the fuselage into high tensile steel cutting blades. It is comprised of:
- Upper cutter
- Lower cutter
- Windshield deflector.
Bristol works directly with helicopter OEMs to design kits that interface with each helicopter’s unique airframe. The WSPS is designed and tested to function as a protection system. The US Army thoroughly tested WSPS using a pendulum swing test at the NASA Impact Dynamic Test Facility in Langley. No other product has the same technical heritage as the WSPS.
The WSPS has more than 30 years of experience with proven results:
- More than 20,000 kits delivered
- Available for more than 65 models of military and commercial helicopters
- Maintenance free and passive system
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