Four RECCO SAR detectors are currently placed in the Swiss and Italian Alps. The detector is a smaller and lighter version of the original RECCO helicopter search and rescue detector that gives popular outdoor regions an efficient tool to search for missing people year-round. Eleven additional detectors are planned for the Alps and Scandinavia.
The helicopter Search and Rescue system, RECCO SAR, is since July 15 operational in Valais, Switzerland, and Aosta Valley, Italy. After the launch last year the detector has been improved – significantly smaller and more effective. Improvements well received amongst rescuers. The RECCO SAR gives popular outdoor regions an efficient tool to search for missing people year-round. The plan is to place an additional 13 detectors until the end of the year