Textron Aviation has announced a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) variant of its CITATION Longitude aircraft. The company has developed and has certified factory provisions for various mission equipment supporting maritime patrol and surveillance missions, it writes in a press release.
According to Textron Aviation, the aircraft has an eight hour maximum endurance and 3,500 nautical mile maximum range and is outfitted with a transmissive belly radome for maritime radars, Beyond Line of Sight fairing, Electro-Optical/Infra-Red sensor lift and optional Night Vision Goggle compatible lighting for:
- surveillance missions over land and water
- search and rescue
- border patrol
- fishery monitoring