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Iraq to be equipped with another Beechcraft King Air 350ER-ISR aircraft.

| 2015
World Defense & Security Industry News - Beechcraft Defense
Iraq to be equipped with another Beechcraft King Air 350ER-ISR aircraft
The US DoD announced today it has awarded Beechcraft Defense a $27,048,576 contract for purchase of one King Air 350 extended range aircraft modified with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability; one Scorpion ground station and one complete spare Scorpion ground station for the Iraqi armed Forces. Work is expected to be complete by March 23, 2017.

Iraqi Armed Forces' King Air 350ER-ISR aircraft
The Iraqi Air Force already operates six King Air 350ER-ISR aircraft that have been modified into intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and one King Air 350 light transport aircraft.

The 350ER-ISRs (MC-12Ws, in USAF parlance) have a in-class conversion that gives them 360 degree radar surveillance capability, but the radar can also be removed without impairing the plane’s commercial value. The integrated sensor suite includes an MX-15 surveillance turret with long-range cameras and infrared to detect, track, classify and identify surface contacts.

These capabilities can also be turned to limited maritime patrol, via long-range ship detection and imaging, and identification of small ocean targets in high sea states.
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