MA-12 is a new class of military altimeter that has been a long time coming. In response to many military end-user requests, we have rolled the best of our military and sport instrument design features into one new product to start a new chapter in Military Free Fall equipment.
MA-12 is significantly smaller and lighter than other military altimeters, creating an extremely low-profile equipment footprint. Four screw holes in the bottom shell allow this newcomer to be mounted in the familiar left wrist location (using the wrist bracket and strap provided with each unit), or on a navigation board. The display can be flipped to allow easy access to buttons and USB port when mounted with other components.
High visibility altitude reference information is provided to the jumper through a backlit digital display with large easy to read numbers. The on-board electronic pressure sensor delivers an extremely high level of accuracy up to 40,000 FT MSL at temperatures down to -40 degrees. The wrist mount bracket includes a slot for a commonly available chemical hand warmer to provide heat to the LCD screen.
The USB rechargeable Lithium Ion battery provides long battery life and ease of use - no batteries to replace. The ruggedized machined aluminum case and protective lens will tolerate a 1 meter drop onto concrete, and MA-12 is waterproof for 6 FT for up to 1 hour.
MA-12's most distinguishing feature? It's programmable! For end-users accustomed to our mechanical altimeters like MA2-30, MA-12 can be set to zero for training operations or set using a simple manual offset technique. For those familiar with MA-10UD, MA-12 is much easier to program from the device itself and the digital display ensures precise user input. This device has two modes that can be set in-flight for real-world or tactical training operations.
Please see the MA-12 Product Page
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