BIRD Aerosystems together with Textron Aviation will present a CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) solution effectively transforms the VIP transport aircraft into a Special Mission Aircraft at the Paris Airshow starting next Friday.
The SMA solution combines BIRD’s Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) solution and Textron’s Cessna Citation advanced CJ4. Cessna Citation CJ4 will be able to reach points of interest far quicker, and cover a greater mission area, making it ideal as a special mission Jet for both land and maritime surveillance missions, the company said in a statement Thursday.
ASIO is a complete end-to- end airborne Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solution. ASIO provides decision makers and field commanders with accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information. BIRD’s ASIO solution can be installed on a wide range of aircraft and is a complete yet highly customizable airborne operational system.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder, “We will be presenting together with Textron Aviation the ASIO CJ4 SMA Citation solution, a special mission aircraft solution that enables users to enjoy aircraft capabilities along with multi-sensor configuration that support diverse operational missions. The CJ4 ASIO solution ensures a unified and comprehensive situational awareness picture for the entire task force in the air and on the ground and enables decision makers to make critical operational decisions in real time.”