Diamond Aircraft in partnership with Thuraya and Scotty successfully conducted a live demonstration of its special mission flagship DA62 MPP equipped with Thuraya Aero Satellite System and a Trakka SWE-400 LE EO/IR gimbal to key government customers.
The technology demonstration highlighted the reliability and effectiveness of Diamond’s DA62 MPP special mission aircraft together with Thuraya’s Aero solution for various ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) operations associated with border patrol, maritime and environmental protection, in addition to disaster relief missions.
Thuraya’s L-band satellite network enabled the real-time transmission of HD aerial video and position data from an inflight fixed-wing Diamond DA62 MPP surveillance aircraft to the mission control center.
The live surveillance imagery, flight tracking, and duplex data were displayed on the ground using SCOTTY´s Mobile HD portable receive station that supports critical applications including live exchange of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information, transmission of border/coastal patrol imagery and first-responder support.
The Aero service is available within Thuraya’s satellite footprint, covering more than 160 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia regions.
Ideal for low-to-medium level and beyond-line-of-sight flights, Thuraya Aero delivers new and exciting capabilities for high-end functions including Search and Rescue (SAR), ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance), Passenger and Cockpit communications on fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Thuraya Aero facilitates steady internet access, voice calls, text messaging, and real-time, high-speed data applications including video conferencing, tracking, sensor and data collection and transmission. It has built-in video compression capability, handling HD streaming speeds of up to 384 kbps on a single channel.
Diamond’s special mission aircraft flagship, the DA62 MPP, combines high utility and capability with very low operating costs.
Equipped with twin-turbocharged single lever EECU controlled 180hp Austro Engine AE330 powerplants, the fully composite DA62 MPP burns globally available jet fuel and allows up to 10 hour non-stop missions with total fuel consumption of only 7.4 US Gal/hr (28 lt/hr) at loiter speed.
Comfortable and efficient mission management, as well as plenty of space for additional mission equipment in the huge rear mission equipment compartment, are benefits of the wide and long cabin.
A specialized on top exhaust system that blends fresh air with engine exhaust and utilizes the cowling to provide shielding of exhaust noise, assures ultra low noise and IR signatures.