Boeing has completed the first flight of the modernized aircraft Beechcraft King Air 350ER in the intelligence embodiment EMARSS (enhanced medium altitude reconnaissance and surveillance system — extended medium-reconnaissance and surveillance system), reports flightglobal.com June 4.
The flight lasted four hours has been audited by different systems without using a complicated set of sensors.
«Boeing» builds first four aircraft of this version, the total number created for the U.S. Army vehicles will reach 12 units.
King Air 350ER EMARSS were designed to change the 200 aircraft electronic reconnaissance RC-12, which are extensively used in Afghanistan and elsewhere. But then the programm was terminated, a decision only a partial substitution of RC-12. Plane resettled this observation videsistemoy WASS (Wide Area Surveillance System) and data transmission system in the general army network of observation Fri DCGS (Distributed Common Ground System).
King Air 350ER is manned reconnaissance platform was used in the program Javaman, BUDDLIGHT and many others.