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The City of Portland, Oregon

Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization

Unified. Prepared. Resilient.

Phone: 503-823-5386

FAX: 503-823-3903

MAST Equipment and Supplies

MCSO Metro Air Support Team Project

This project aims to make needed technological upgrades in the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Metropolitan Air Support Team (MAST) airplane that supports regional incident response. The following will be purchased and installed in the plane: 

  1. A video downlink system (to complete last year’s UASI/RDPO funded project) and portable remote receiver with a high gain antenna, 
  2. Two audio panel control units (one for the pilot, one for the tactical flight observer (TFO), 
  3. A multiband police/fire/EMS radio with encryption capabilities, 
  4. Cabling and connectors to support most major brands of portable police/fire/EMS radios used outside of the Portland metro area, 
  5. A satellite based aircraft tracking system.

PPB MAST Project

This project aims to make needed technological upgrades in the Portland Police Bureau Air-1 and Air-2 MAST planes. The following equipment will be purchased and installed in the planes: 

  1. Two audio panel control units (one for the pilot, one for the TFO), 
  2. A multiband radio with encryption capabilities, 
  3. Garmin GTN750 Nav/Com aircraft radio and navigation device, 
  4. 14 aviation noise cancelling communication headsets.


This project aims to purchase and install the following equipment upgrades in the WCSO Air-5 MAST airplane: 

  1. Downlink Portable Receiver & Antenna, 
  2. Garmin GTR 225 VHF COM Aviation Radio, 
  3. Two audio panel control units (one for the pilot, one for the TFO), 
  4. A multiband radio with encryption capabilities, 
  5. 12 aviation noise cancelling communication.