New Mexican Navy King Air 350ER Converted for ISR Missions

INTEGRATED SURVEILLANCE and Defense (ISD) has recently completed installation of an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment package on a newly-acquired Armada de Mexico Fuerza Aeronaval (Mexican Naval Air Arm) Beechcraft King Air 350ER. The Oregon, USA-based company was awarded the contract in February 2014 and the aircraft made its first flight after ISR conversion in October.

It was then accepted back by the Mexican Navy in November and all training was completed in early December. The equipment fit included the Star Safire 380HD and Ku Band satellite communications, IMT line-of-sight downlink and mission management/map integration. Alan Warnes