IOMAX Archangel / AT-802U
Варианты:
IOMAX - Archangel / AT-802U - 2008 - США
Страна: США
Год: 2008


Вооруженный самолет Air Tractor AT-802U
United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (UAEAF&AD) Air Tractor AT-802U border patrol aircraft, serial 2202, made the type’s public debut at this year’s Dubai Air Show. The aircraft, one of 24 delivered to the UAEAF&AD over the last three years, is used in the counter-insurgency role by the Joint Aviation Command’s Group 18 based at Falaj Hazza Camp in Al Ain. Originally conceived as a crop-spraying aircraft, this military variant has a reinforced wing spar to enable carriage of weapons on six under wing hard points. Weapons options include AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, GBU-12 laser-guided bombs, 500 lb (227 kg) Mk82 bombs, DAGR laser-guided rockets, M260 seven-round rocket launchers and GAU-19/A three-barrel 12.7mm gun pods. A centre line station is normally used for the carriage of sensors. This example is fitted with an EO/IR imager and laser designator turret - probably a BRITE Star II by FLIR Systems.
One of ten IOMAX Border Patrol Aircraft (not an Archangel) in service with the Royal Jordanian Air Force. This example, serial number 1584, is loaded with two GBU-12 laser-guided bombs and the IOMAX mission pod fitted with an MX-15Di imaging system.
Бронированный AT-802U Air Truck из Техаса, предназначенный для применения в так называемых "боевых операциях низкой стоимости", может нести до 3720 кг вооружения
The UAE was the launch customer of the Air Tractor AT-802U armed ISR platform.
This shot shows the amount of space available to both aircrew in the Archangel's voluminous cockpit.
This shot shows an Archangel configured with a heavy payload comprising two pods carrying missile and radar warning sensors (outer pylons); a Roketsan CIRIT quad pack launcher; three GBU-12s; an IOMAX mission pod fitted with an MX-15Di imaging sensor; and two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.
The Archangel has a straight constant chord wing making it structurally efficient and ideal for short take-off and landing operations: a requirement at the heart of its requirement as a crop duster.
Note the array of antennas fitted to the Archangel aircraft.
New design features incorporated into the S2R-660-based include a sleeker nose profile and remodelled wing roots.
Measuring 9ft 8in (2.94m) long, the IOMAX modular pod was designed to house ELINT or SIGINT systems, a radar, datalinks and carry the MX-15Di imaging system as shown.
UAEAF Archangel serial number 2362 seen in the static display of the 2015 edition of the Dubai Air Show.
IOMAX "Архангел"
The Archangel’s front cockpit features a SparrowHawk HUD, three 5x7-inch multi-function displays and an up front control panel.
The aft cockpit comprises two 5x7-inch MFDs, a 17-inch display and an up front control panel.