Air International 2023-03
L.Mennes - Game changer
Managing director Michel Versteeg of ISR Europe B.V. addresses the crowd during the official handover ceremony of the aircraft to the Netherlands Coast Guard on November 3, 2022
The new De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102MPA Dash 8 flies along the Dutch coastline, while the old Dornier-228-212 symbolically banks away from service.
The RNLAF said farewell to its two Dornier 228-212 aircraft on November 3, 2022, and handed over the Dutch coast guard activities to ISR Europe B.V., operating two Dash 8 aircraft
A close up of the L3Harris WESCAM MX-15HDI EO/IR imaging system, which is used for visual day and night identification by the mission commander on board
A close up of the new ST Airborne Systems side-looking airborne radar (SLAR) for oil spill detection. The aircraft are also equipped with the ST Airborne Systems UV Scanner for substance determination, which is positioned at the end of the fuselage
The Elta Maritime Search Radar with a 360-degree coverage is capable of detecting over 200 targets under the fuselage. Right behind the radar is the drop hatch from where the crew can cast a life raft, smoke markers and data buoys
The new Dash 8 is pushed back by ground personnel at Schiphol Airport for a new mission. The aircraft have been bought by PAL Aerospace, are operated by ISR Europe and maintained by Jet Support
The Sentient Vision Visual Detection and Ranging (ViDAR) optical Radar system with eight lenses is capable of detecting small objects in the water, unaffected by white caps
A Canadian PAL Aerospace trainer demonstrates the radar screens available to the two sensor operators on board. If necessary, additional crew members can be taken on board during operations