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Diamond Aircraft DA42 MPP Special Mission Aircraft improvements complete

Posted 24 May 2016 · Add Comment

Diamond Aircraft has announced the completion of its improved and redesigned DA42 MPP Special Mission Aircraft.

The aircraft has undergone structural and aerodynamic changes to improve performance.
 
The maximum take-off weight has increased to 1,999kg, and the average empty weight of 1,380 kg offers now 619 kg for crew, jet fuel, and airborne mission equipment.
 
The weight reduction has resulted in increased speed, better overall performance and additional payload.
 
A stronger generator provides 28V/100 Amps for mission equipment, and is powerful enough to run a typical ISR configuration, of a high performance EO/IR turret, a maritime radar, a SATCOM data link and an on-board mission management system.
 
The new aircraft also features stability augmentation system Garmin ESP (Electronic Stability and Protection), which assists the pilot in maintaining safety and flight stability.  
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