Surveillance

Observation from the sky

Mission Overview

Defense and law enforcement agencies around the world can rely on Textron Aviation aircraft for surveillance missions. Aircraft can be equipped with advanced EO/IR sensors, operator consoles with video display, custom cabin intercoms, streaming video datalink and a variety of communication systems. Cost effective solutions are available to meet the dynamic requirements of surveillance missions over land and water.

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Surveillance Ready Aircraft

 

  • Skylane
  • Turbo Stationair HD
  • Baron G58
  • Caravan
  • Grand Caravan EX
  • King Air 250
  • King Air 350/350ER
  • Skylane

    A reliable partner for surveillance missions, the Cessna 182T Skylane provides a stable platform, customizable to meet your needs.  Tactical Flight Officers control the mission from an adjustable operator station and a range of airborne camera mounts are available for a tailored ISR solution.  Choose the proven 182T Skylane for your surveillance mission, built by the leader in Special Mission aircraft.

    • High wing design allows for greater field of view
    • Available isolation collar for vibration absorption allows for greater image quality
    • Short, unimproved runway capable
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    Maximum Cruise Speed 145 ktas (269 km/h)
    Maximum Range 915 nm (1,695 km)
    Takeoff Distance 1,514 ft (461 m)
    Landing Distance 1,350 ft (411 m)
    Service Ceiling 18,100 ft (5,517 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 924 fpm (282 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 175 kias (324 km/h)
  • Turbo Stationair HD

    The hardest working single engine surveillance platform, the Cessna® Turbo Stationair® HD can haul more equipment and operate out of just about anywhere.  A tactical officer operates from a swiveling chair and custom work station while maintaining eyes on target with the optional large observation window.  Make the most out of every mission with the high wing design that allows for superior stability and unobstructed field of view.

    • Plug and play encrypted downlink
    • GPS moving maps, target selection and tracking
    • Fixed and retractable EO/IR mounts
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    Maximum Cruise Speed 161 ktas (298 km/h)
    Maximum Range 703 nm (1,302 km)
    Takeoff Distance 1,970 ft (600 m)
    Landing Distance 1,395 ft (425 m)
    Service Ceiling 26,000 ft (7,925 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 960 fpm (293 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 182 kias (337 km/h)
  • Baron G58

    The Beechcraft®  Baron®  G58 combines reliability and affordability to create the surveillance platform that law enforcement agencies worldwide are looking for. The G58 can be equipped with state of the art Electro Optical/infrared (EO/IR) cameras with a mission management computer, mission awareness and tactical positioning. Redesigned sidewalls and thicker windows create an environment that allows operators to focus on the mission at hand.

    • Optional beyond line of sight (BLOS) data link
    • 30-960 MHz tactical radio
    • Low light and night time capability
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    Maximum Cruise Speed 202 ktas (374 km/h)
    Maximum Range 1,480 nm (2,741 km)
    Takeoff Distance 2,345 ft (715 m)
    Landing Distance 2,490 ft (759 m)
    Service Ceiling 20,688 ft (6,306 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 1,700 fpm (518 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 223 kias (413 km/h)
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  • Caravan

    You have the freedom to configure the Cessna Caravan to meet the specific demands of your surveillance mission. External mounting provisions allow for use of advanced electro optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems that transmit imaging to cabin mission computers and available cockpit repeaters. Intelligence is shared in real time via tactical radio and satellite downlink.

    • Available missile warning and countermeasure systems
    • Custom operator work stations
    • Single or dual sensors
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    Maximum Cruise Speed 186 ktas (344 km/h)
    Maximum Range 1,070 nm (1,982 km)
    Takeoff Distance 2,055 ft (626 m)
    Landing Distance 1,625 ft (495 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 1,234 fpm (376 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 175 kias (324 km/h)
  • Grand Caravan EX

    You have the freedom to configure the Cessna Grand Caravan EX to meet the specific demands of your surveillance mission. External mounting provisions allow for use of advanced electro optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems that transmit imaging to cabin mission computers and available cockpit repeaters. Intelligence is shared in real time via tactical radio and satellite downlink.

    • Available missile warning and countermeasure systems
    • Custom operator work stations
    • Single or dual sensors
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    Maximum Cruise Speed 195 ktas (361 km/h)
    Maximum Range 964 nm (1,785 km)
    Takeoff Distance 2,160 ft (658 m)
    Landing Distance 1,871 ft (570 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 1,330 fpm (405 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 175 kias (324 km/h)
  • King Air 250

    A worldwide proven performer, the Beechcraft®  King Air®  250 provides the right balance of durability and operating economics for surveillance missions. You will fly confidently in even the most challenging maritime patrol missions with trusted twin turboprop dependability and advanced intelligence gathering systems. With certified options available today, Textron Aviation is ready to build the surveillance mission suite tailored to your mission.

    • Custom operator work stations
    • Options for retractable sensors with maintained cabin pressurization
    • Multi-mission ready with reconfigurable cabin

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    Maximum Cruise Speed 310 ktas (574 km/h)
    Maximum Range 1,720 nm (3,185 km)
    Takeoff Distance 2,111 ft (643 m)
    Landing Distance 2,845 ft (867 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 35,000 ft (10,668 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 2,450 fpm (747 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 259 kias (480 km/h)
  • King Air 350/350ER

    When you combine the large pressurized cabin, high dash speeds and endurance of the King Air 350ER you get the ideal platform for surveillance missions over land and sea. With enough payload for a range of EO/IR units, streaming video datalink, and advanced communication systems the 350ER is a game changer for any government, military or law enforcement agency.

    • Police/military secure communications
    • Self protection systems
    • EO/IR lift and belly radome
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    Maximum Cruise Speed 303 ktas (561 km/h)
    Maximum Range 2,692 nm (4,986 km)
    Takeoff Field Length 4,057 ft (1,237 m)
    Landing Distance 2,728 ft (831 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 35,000 ft (10,668 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 2,400 fpm (732 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 245 kias (454 km/h)

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