Sierra Nevada to provide Saudi Arabia with two new King Air 350ER ISR aircraft

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Sierra Nevada to provide Saudi Arabia with two new King Air 350ER ISR aircraft
 
The US-based defense contractor Sierra Nevada has been awarded a $71,475,750 contract for the Saudi Arabia's King Air 350 program, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on April 1, 2016. Sierra Nevada is to install new synthetic aperture radar capability on Saudi KA350ER aircraft.
     
Sierra Nevada to provide Saudi Arabia with two new King Air 350ER ISR aircraft 640 001A RSAF King Air 350ER twin-turboprop aircraft
     

Sierra Nevada performance includes modification of two King Air 350 extended range (KA350ER) aircraft with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance/synthetic aperture radar (ISR/SAR) capability, one transportable ground station, one fixed ground station and one mission system trainer.

"Work will be performed at Hagerstown, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2020. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity," the US DoD Added.

The Royal Saudi Air Force currently operates at least two King Air 350ER in ISR variant. The Super King Air 350, also known as Model B300, is a tretched model with two extra cabin windows each side of forward fuselage and winglets on wingtips.

 

 

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