On 28 October 2022, Elsis TS UAB and the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania signed a contract for the acquisition of an aviation meteorological system, its installation, project preparation, dismantling of the old meteorological equipment and the installation of a new one in the base of the VSAT Aviation Board at Oreivių g. 1, Paluknis k., Trakai district. Lithuania.
The Aviation Board of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter referred to as „VSAT AV”) performs flights for the protection of the state border, search and rescue and other functions necessary for state security. These flights are usually conducted in difficult meteorological conditions, day and night, and therefore relevant and timely aeronautical meteorological information is vital for the safe and expeditious conduct of these flights. By acquiring modern equipment of the Finnish manufacturer Vaisala Oyj, which meets the highest standards of aviation meteorology, at the VSAT AV helicopter base at Paluknis aerodrome, VSAT AV expects that the new equipment will help VSAT AV aircrews to better understand the current weather conditions, identify hazardous precipitation (such as freezing rain) and wind gusts, assess visibility and cloud height limits, and use this information to make important decisions that will improve mission performance and ensure high flight safety.
The contractual obligations are scheduled to be completed by 28 April 2023.