Vita Rescue System
Litter Attachment™

Autonomously stabilize rescue hoist, spin, and swing; 4x faster than tag lines.
< 3
seconds
Spin Stabilization
1000+
ft
Remote Range
~ 100
ms
Comm Response Time
~60
lbs
System Weight
90
minutes
Per Charge*
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*load size and wind speed may impact hours per charge
Aerial view of the Vita Rescue System in action

Redefining Rescue

Control the hoist mission without taglines or ground crews.
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Redefining Rescue

Reduce hover time and pilot fatigue.
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Redefining Rescue

Fly-to-target capable: navigate between obstacles, or conduct precision insertion on difficult terrain.
Blackhawk dropping Vita rescue system

Redefining Rescue

Stabilize the hoist while dynamically hoisting.
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High Torque Fans
II.
Thrust Vector System
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High Torque Fans

Built To Perform

The Vita Rescue System Litter Attachment enables greater speed, safety and control during hoisting operations.

I. Bi-directional electric propulsion systems

  • High power Magnetic Drive System
  • Conduct hoist rescue 4x faster
  • Eliminates spin in under three seconds.

II. Thrust Vectoring System

  • Powerful spatial awareness measures 1000 data points per second
  • Manually rotate the basket during hoist operations.
  • Autonomously hold a heading in even the most sever rotor wash.
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A side view of the vita rescue system litter attachment
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Propulsion System
II.
Thrust Vector System
I.
Propulsion System
The Vita rescue system attached to a stokes
I.
Cinch Straps
II.
Quick Clips
The vita rescue system attached to a rescue basket
II.
Quick Clips
I.
Cinch Straps
The Vita rescue system attached to a Skedco
II.
Quick Clips
I.
Cinch Straps
The Vita rescue system attached to a stokes
I.
Cinch Straps
II.
Quick Clips
The Vita rescue system attached to a stokes
The vita rescue system attached to a rescue basket
The Vita rescue system attached to a Skedco
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Helicopter and Hoist Agnostic

Quick-attach unit compatible with SKEDCO, Stokes, and rescue baskets.

I. Cinch Straps

Securely attach to SKEDCO Rescue Kits.

II. Quick Clips

Securely attach to Stokes & Rescue Basket Kits.
The Vita rescue system attached to a stokes
The vita rescue system attached to a rescue basket
The Vita rescue system attached to a Skedco
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The Vita rescue system attached to a stokes
I.
Cinch Straps
II.
Quick Clips
The vita rescue system attached to a rescue basket
II.
Quick Clips
I.
Cinch Straps
The Vita rescue system attached to a Skedco
II.
Quick Clips
I.
Cinch Straps
The Vita rescue system attached to a stokes
I.
Cinch Straps
II.
Quick Clips
The Vita Rescue System control pendant
II.
Stabilize
I.
Direct Control
III.
Standby

Remote Operation

The wireless pendant can control the litter from up to 1000 feet away, allowing the user to stabilize the litter without relying on ground-crews or taglines. The pendant comes with a MOLLE kit for universal utility.

I. Direct Control

Up to 30˚ per second rotational control for operators.

II. Stabilize

Autonomously stabilizes against swing and spin

III. Standby

Quickly toggle between standby and active mode
The Vita Rescue System control pendant
I.
Direct Control
II.
Stabilize
III.
Standby

Remote Operation

The wireless pendant can control the litter from up to 1000+ feet away, allowing the user to stabilize the litter without relying on ground-crews or taglines. The pendant comes with a MOLLE kit for universal utility.

I. Direct Control

Up to 30˚ per second rotational control for operators.

II. Stabilize

Autonomously stabilizes against swing and spin

III. Standby

Quickly toggle between standby and active mode
The Vita rescue system with batteries and charger
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Batteries
I.
Vita Rescue System
II.
Charging Unit

Flight Ready

I. Vita Rescue System

Collapsible main system weighs only 58lbs, and is made to be safely stowed.

II. Charging Unit

Ruggedized plug in charging unit ensures you never have down time.

III. Smart Batteries

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries are cold swappable and can operate safely in all conditions.
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The Vita rescue system with batteries and charger
III.
Batteries
I.
Vita Rescue System
II.
Charging Unit

See the Vita Rescue System in Action

A perspective view of the Vita Rescue system litter attachment

Vita Rescue System
Litter Attachment Specs

Lift Capacity
1,000 lbs
Spin Stabilization
< 3 seconds
Size (collapsed)
30 x 18 x 14
Size (expanded)
64 x 18 x 7
Pendant Comms
ISM 915 MHz
Pendant Range
1000+ ft
Battery Life
Up to 90 minutes
Charging Time
1 Hour
Ingress Protection
IP67 Equivalent
Lift Capacity
20mt
Available Torque (ft*lbs)
500
Nominal Inertia Rating (kg*m^2) 
130,000
Wind Rating
30mph
Size (LxWxH) (in.)
121 x 46 x 37
Weight (lbs.)
1800
Available Power & Battery Life
6kWh. Up to 12 hours of use
Charging Options
110/120V or 208/220V
Charging Time
3 hours at 220V • 6 hours at 120V
Ingress Protection
IP65
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