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Paramount Group launches Mwari

Posted 19 May 2016 · Add Comment

African-based global defence and aerospace company, Paramount Group, has announced the launch of Mwari, a military variant of its Advanced High Performance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) that comes with a South African designed, developed and tested advanced mission system.



A high-wing, two-seat aircraft, Mwari is designed to incorporate advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities and weapons systems.

Combining AHRLAC’s flexible, multi-role platform with Paramount’s enhanced mission systems capabilities that are in service with several air forces around the world, the company is bringing an advanced and cost-effective aircraft to the market.

Mwari addresses a key industry need by performing the combined tasks that previously required several separately configured planes. It integrates designs from attack helicopters, surveillance platforms and reconnaissance aircraft with ability to carry surveillance, weapons, radar and electronic warfare systems. This has brought advanced operational solutions, historically requiring more costly aircraft or complex unmanned aerial surveillance systems.

Dr Paul Potgieter, CEO of AHRLAC Holdings said: “Mwari is a world class capability that will enable developing countries to strengthen and diversify their security infrastructure. It offers the global industry a new, very cost effective and multi-role solution that will change the way global air forces procure and structure their air fleets. Mwari is a solution shaped for today’s modern threats like insurgencies, piracy and terrorism.”

Ralph Mills, CEO of Paramount Advanced Technologies says: “Within Paramount Advanced Technologies we have over 30 years of expertise in developing mission systems capabilities for our customers. We are world leaders in mission systems integration across fixed and rotary wing aircraft, having provided innovative solutions to some of the world’s leading air forces.

“The development and production of Mwari is expected to provide a significant job and skills boost to the African aerospace industry as many local subcontractors will be involved in equipping the aircraft with a range of systems.”

Mwari has been specifically designed for military tasking, and features a variety of configurations thanks to its innovative pod system design. These include patrol and reconnaissance with typical missions encompassing intelligence gathering, close air support and light attack capabilities. Mwari has the ability to carry a comprehensive weapons suite for specific mission applications.

This announcement follows on the recent joint development between Paramount Group and Boeing expanding their 2014 agreement to cooperate on an advanced mission system for a variant of Mwari. Boeing will develop its own integrated mission system for the aircraft enabling ISR and light strike missions for the AHRLAC safety & security and military variants.

 

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