Military Tactical Approach Lighting System


The Tactical Airfield Lighting Kit (TALKIT) is a lightweight, man-portable tactical landing light system designed primarily for use by advancing military forces during their initial efforts to establish a minimal temporary landing zone or airstrip.


The Tactical Airfield Lighting Kit (TALKIT) is a versatile man-portable landing light system that allows fixed and rotary wing aircraft to identify landing areas or drop zones at night at distances of up to 5kms.

Able to support non-overt, covert, and FLIR operations, the system contains up to 8 landing lights, each weighing less than 1 kg, which can be controlled manually or by radio.

The light source is provided by six stacked LED arrays that provide both visual and IR light output in a range of intensities and as a steady, flashing, or rotating signal. Visible colors include white, red, and green.

Power is supplied by a rechargeable, high-density lithium-ion battery packs that allow the system to be used over a broad range of temperatures, typically between -40°C and +50°C.

The tactical landing light system is recharged via the drop-in charger cradle located in the lid of the carrying case, which accepts either AC or DC input. Alternatively, DC power can be supplied directly to individual landing lights via a connector at the base of each light unit.

As emergency back up the lights can also be powered by a primary cell attached to the base of each light using an external connector.

TALKIT is available in a choice of carrying options and the system is suitable for a range of applications. These include portable landing zones or airstrips, at refueling or rearming areas, during search and rescue missions, as drop zone markers, or as route marker or field marker lights.


  • 8 light units
  • 8 tripod housings
  • 1 Master Switching Unit
  • Power Supply
  • Plus a range of accessories (Soft Rucksack Carry Case)


  • Lightweight and man portable
  • Designed for minimum size and weight
  • Supports covert, non-covert and FLIR operations
  • Radio and manual control
  • LED light source
  • Rechargeable lithium ion batteries
  • Primary cell back up
  • Versatile charging options
  • Accommodates multiple landing zones



Full brochure on our Military Tactical Airfield Lighting Kit




Product Specification

Light Unit (stand alone)
Length 265mm
Diameter 54mm
Weight 0.8 kg
Light Unit (in tripod housing)
Length 270mm
Diameter 70mm
Weight 1.5 kg
Tripod footprint 350mm
Maximum extender height 400mm
Power Supply 7.2 Amp Lithium-Ion
Length 170mm
Width 60mm
Height 35mm
Weight 0.4 kg
Power Supply Lithium Polymer
Carrying Case
Length 515mm
Width 450mm
Height 230mm
Laden Weight 23.5 kg


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