DA42 MPP GUARDIAN
A plane like a Swiss Army Knife.
Based on the award-winning DA42 NG, the DA42 MPP (Multi Purpose Platform) GUARDIAN is a flexible, multi-functional sensor carrier and an innovative composite, twin-engine aircraft all in one.
Tomorrow’s mission is different than yesterday’s? No problem! The aircraft has been specially designed for carrying easily interchangeable, multi-functional aerial sensor equipment, like EO/IR gimbal for surveillance and reconnaissance missions, airborne laser scanners or large format digital aerial cameras. It can effortlessly carry equipment of up to 85 kg (188 lbs).
The investment in this remote sensing platform pays for itself through fuel savings alone.
The Multi Purpose Platform is able to carry a gyro-stabilized daylight and thermal video camera, laser scanner and digital aerial cameras. A micro-wave up- and downlink system for high quality transfers with a range of more than 100 nm, a beyond-line-of-sight satellite downlink and other radios like UHF or a VHF an even military radios is part of the standard available MPP equipment.
With a DA42 MPP you have an approved and certified remote sensing system at your disposal. At the same time powerful and cost efficient and easy to integrate into a strategic, constantly available service – a significant advance over most current capabilities.
The GUARDIAN also can be used as an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or OPV (Optionally Piloted Vehicle) to provide support capabilities for longer operation times and/or to require operations in regions that are generally too dangerous for manned aircraft to operate