New K9 Lightstick Dropper Advances Tactical & SAR Operations

Dark Systems lightstick dropper has capacity for around 44 sticks and is essential for handlers who rely on their canines to navigate challenging terrains and critical situations By Joseph Macey / 20 Jun 2024
New K9 Lightstick Dropper Unveiled at Eurosatory 2024
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Dark Systems Defense has introduced the company’s new K9 Lightstick Dropper at Eurosatory 2024.

The lightstick dropper is said to represent a significant advancement in tactical and search-and-rescue operations, offering an innovative solution for marking and tracking in various environments.

Mounted on a dog’s vest, these devices serve as essential tools for handlers who rely on their canine partners to navigate challenging terrains and critical situations.

The primary function of the Dark Systems K9 Lightstick Dropper is to deploy lightsticks — small, self-contained sources of illumination that can be seen from considerable distances.

These lightsticks are available in multiple colors and infrared (IR) versions, catering to diverse operational needs.

The dropper seamlessly integrates with modern technologies such as the Dark Systems Darkmesh K9 camera system. This compatibility enhances the device’s utility by allowing handlers to monitor their dogs’ movements in real-time while deploying lightsticks as needed. The deployment mechanism can be controlled via the Advanced Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) or a remote control, providing flexibility and precision during missions.

With a capacity of around 44 lightsticks, the dropper ensures that handlers have ample resources at their disposal to mark objects, areas, or track their dogs’ paths over extended periods. Dark Systems believes this combination of durability, versatility, and technological integration makes the lightstick dropper an invaluable asset for those requiring reliable marking solutions in complex scenarios.

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