Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Boeing’s Surveillance Aircraft Cleared for International Sales
|A Boeing Maritime Surveillance Plane. Photo: Boeing|
[Avionics Today 08-13-2014] Boeing is set to begin offering global customers the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System Risk Reduction Prototype (ERRP) now that the tactical surveillance aircraft has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The supplemental certification clears the way for international demonstrations and sales of the ERRP.
“ERRP’s FAA certification gives us another approved modification in Boeing’s growing family of ISR airplanes,” said John Rader, vice president of electronic and sensor solutions at Boeing. “ERRP is a high-end signals intelligence aircraft that delivers near-real-time [Signals Intelligence] SIGINT to the warfighter, a capability in high demand from militaries around the globe.”
In addition to ERRP, the Boeing family of modified Beechcraft King Air ISR aircraft also includes the Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence and Surveillance (RAMIS) aircraft, which has also received FAA STC certification.