That this aircraft will change the maritime patrol domain globally...
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February 24, 2021 - by www.arabianaerospace.aero
(Fliegerfaust Note: Could this be a contender in Canada for the replacement of its very old Lockheed CP-140 Aurora?)
PAL Aerospace has launched the P-4 MPA Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, a special mission modification of the De Havilland DHC-8-400 [Dash 8-400] at the IDEX 2021 show in the Abu Dhabi. It is the first time that this maritime specification has been seen on this aircraft type.
PAL Aerospace LLC is a joint venture between Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: الإمارات العربية المتحدة al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyah al-Muttaḥidah)
Mahmoud El-Awini, Director of Programme Management, PAL Aerospace, said: "PAL Aerospace takes passenger aircraft, strips them down and turns them into special mission aircraft for surveillance, recon and intelligence gathering.
Although we have been working with De Havilland for some years, this is the first time we have missionized this type of aircraft."
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