European Maritime Safety Agency adds unmanned capability with various suppliers

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has signed a contract with CEIIA-Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento for long range-long endurance maritime surveillance. CEIIA will provide services based on the Hermes 900 RPAS subcontracted from Elbit. This RPAS has advanced capabilities in terms of operational flight duration (more than 12 hours) and payload configuration. It carries […]

Viking CL515 details posted on YouTube

A video posted on YouTube just before Christmas provides more information than ever before on Viking Air’s plans for a new model to succeed the CL415 scooping air tanker.  The upper parts of of the firefighting tanks will be enlarged to increase capacity by 15% to 7000 litres.  The video is clearly an official media […]

ATR72MPA (P-72A) Public Debut LIMA 17

With Malaysia having a need for maritime surveillance aircraft, it was not surprising to see Leonardo’s ATR72MPA (P-72A) making its public debut at LIMA.  It is the second for the Italian Air Force’s 41 Stormo at Sigonella, Sicily. Alan Warnes

Update on Maritime Surveillance, LIMA 17

The need for a maritime surveillance aircraft has taken priority over the MRCA competition.  In the static display there was the brand new ATR-72MPA and a RAAF P-3C Orion which will become surplus when the eight P-8A Poseidons are delivered to RAAF. In the three aerospace Halls there were several companies marketing maritime surveillance platforms: […]