“On Demand” ISR special mission platform
On 1 June, PAL Aerospace announced the development of an On Demand Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Special Mission Platform named Force Multiplier that will be available for deployment around the world. Force Multiplier fits a variety of requirements for surveillance missions under an on demand contracting model that allows customers to rapidly acquire ISR services they require without owning, operating, and maintaining the aircraft platform and required equipment.
PAL Aerospace will own, operate, and provide maintenance for Force Multiplier. In partnership with Thales, Force Multiplier is equipped with the SEARCHMASTER radar (detailed here) and an AMASCOS mission system mainly dedicated for ASW, ASuW and high-end ISR missions.
With the inclusion of CarteNav’s AIMS Mission System software and Surveillance Information portal, the Force Multiplier Special Mission platform will be equipped with mission system suites which will accommodate a diverse range of ISR applications and customer needs. PAL Aerospace has acquired over 250,000 Special Mission flight hours throughout its 40 Years of Fixed Wing Operations and Surveillance experience. Backed by this and as an operator of surveillance missions, PAL Aerospace is qualified to bring this new platform to market with a view towards client needs and future surveillance solutions.