Airborne Technologies (ABT) is chosen by the Canadian Aircraft manufacturer Viking Air Limited for the Sensor Integration required for a customer’s mission profile. The Austrian Company has converted 3 DHC 6-400 Twin Otters into leading-edge ISR platforms.
For this project, ABT assembled two SCAR-PODs to carry an EO/IR camera system (WESCAM MX-15) as well as the complete Airborne LINX mission system, such as a BMS Line of Sight Downlink, a multi-channel data recorder, a CARTENAV Augmented Reality System, and a G.Tech Mission computer.
As designed, the SCAR PODs are fully interchangeable between all three aircraft and thus provide the fleet’s highest flexibility. A Radar Pod under the second wing is an option to enhance the Maritime Patrol capabilities of the aircraft.
The cabin configuration is customer-specific. It provides operation of all systems integrated with the SCAR-Pod from the co-pilot position and the observer station behind the flight deck.
The three versatile aircraft with wheels and floats, upgraded with leading-edge surveillance technology, are perfectly suited for Maritime Patrol Missions and have already been delivered to Viking’s end-user in SE-Asia.