Air Platforms

Aero India 2019: DRDO unveils model for coastguard’s multimission maritime aircraft

21 February 2019

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) unveiled a model of the Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) proposed for the Indian Coast Guard's (ICG's) requirement, at Aero India 2019.

The aircraft has been designed to be rapidly configurable, and can take on multiple roles such as maritime surveillance, pollution surveillance, search and rescue, cargo and personnel transportation, and air ambulatory operations.

It has been equipped with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, in addition to maritime search, and airborne target tracking radars with small target imaging, detection, and classification capabilities. Its electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) payloads include mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensors, a spotter scope, and a laser rangefinder.

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