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CLOSE AIR SUPPORT NEW CONCEPT

CONOPS and Mission Capability

  • Close Air Support
  • ISR
  • Armed ISR
  • Aerial refueling
  • Combat SAR
  • Elint Comint
  • Air Defense
  • Airborne C2
  • Battlefield Interdiction

Aircraft Configuration

  • Two turboprop engines installed at booms and high performance propellers
  • High wing monoplane with twin boom configuration
  • The booms join two rudders and a horizontal stabilizer
  • Retractable and robust landing gear
  • Main landing gear retracts inside the booms which also accommodate internal equipment and sensors
  • Design tailored for customer requirements and needs
  • Aircraft with wide flight envelope in armed and clean configurations
  • Excellent flying qualities and maneuverability
  • MIL-STD Airframe Structural Integrity Program (ASIP)
  • Fatigue life for 30+ years of operation
  • Operation in extreme environmental conditions, during day or night
  • 10 hours endurance
  • Operation from unpaved prepared runways
  • Pressurized tandem seating cockpit
  • Ergonomics to accommodate a wide range of pilots sizes
  • Pilot’s visibility exceeds all MIL-STDs
  • Zero-zero lightweight ejection seats
  • Advanced HMI – Human-Machine Interface for enhanced Situational Awareness
  • OBOGS – On-Board Oxygen Generating system and Anti-G suit
  • Large canopy allows freedom of pilot and copilot head movements with NVGs
  • Permanent armor protection against light weapons and ammunition debris and removable armor against heavy weapons
  • Latest generation avionics and electronic systems
  • Advanced communications systems allow secure and encrypted data and voice communications, datalink and other interoperability features
  • 2 cockpit options with, HUD, HMD, MFDs, mission computers, high precision navigation and weapons aiming systems.
  • Quick removable APU – Auxiliary Power Unit for extra electrical power generation
  • Self-protection systems (Missile Warning System, Radar Warning System and Countermeasures DispeNesrs). Provisions for EW jammers
  • Nose mounted fire control radar and retractable multi-payload EO turret.
  • Simultaneous operation of sensors
  • Large avionics bay to accommodate additional systems and capabilities
  • Baggage compartment for out-of-base operations
  • 11 smart hard points with capability to carry and launch a wide variety of guided and unguided weapons
  • 1 internal hard points for the installation of one 20 mm gun with 1000 rounds ammunition case
  • All hard points are fitted with MIL-STD harnesses and 14 in lugs (one point has also 30 in lugs)