Undisclosed Customer for Maritime Patrol Solution
Bird Aerosystems announced an order from an undisclosed customer for a new King Air 350 special mission maritime patrol aircraft on 14 March.
The company will procure the aircraft and install its ASIO end-to-end airborne ISR solution. ASIO offers decision-makers and field commanders accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information that dramatically enhances situational awareness, enabling even small crews to deliver detailed, comprehensive surveillance information covering large geographic areas.
The solution provides operators with an integrated capability for air, land and sea, facilitating maritime and coastal surveillance, border and EEZ patrol and strategic asset monitoring. Leveraging Bird’s advanced mission management system (MSIS), sensor-derived information is autonomously prioritised and automatic alerts to suspicious activities provided in real-time to the ASIO aircraft, optimising mission performance. The aircraft provides an effective, integrated, real-time situational awareness overview over land and water, enabling efficient detection, tracking and interception of any suspicious activity.