The second of two industrial spinoff plane (CDA) has arrived at Sierra Nevada Company (SNC) for transformation into the corporate’s new, quickly configurable, aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (AISR) platform, RAPCON-X. SNC Government Vice President Tim Owings took receipt of the Bombardier World 6500 jet from Bombardier Aerospace Vice President of Protection Gross sales Michael Anckner. RAPCON-X is the latest addition to SNC’s turnkey, AISR as a service mannequin for contractor-owned-contractor-operated (COCO) capabilities – together with plane, pilot, flight and upkeep operations and logistics help deployable in hours of discover. RAPCON-X is engineered prepared for Plane Survivability Tools (ASE) set up.

“Our forward-looking design course of and engineering strategies place RAPCON-X among the many most succesful and quickly configurable AISR platforms worldwide. RAPCON-X is a system-of-systems that arrives prepared to finish the mission, every time and wherever the necessity is, rapidly modifying because the battlespace evolves,” stated Tim Owings, government vice chairman of SNC’s MST enterprise space.


The second Bombardier World 6500 jet arrived at SNC for transformation into RAPCON-X. (Picture by Sierra Nevada Company)

SNC obtained the primary RAPCON-X plane in November, persevering with engineering and dealing to combine key techniques instantly. The arrival of the second RAPCON-X jet leaves SNC poised to have each plane operational by Q1 of 2024. Its giant physique and distinctive design present the house and extra electrical energy to simply accommodate present mission tools whereas permitting for substantial future development in necessities. Additional, as a CDA, RAPCON-X affords the excessive reliability, superior vary and endurance to facilitate instant worldwide deployability inside an operational envelope that enhances survivability. Combining ASE with deep-sensing standoff functionality – from 45,000 ft MSL and above – RAPCON-X permits operations within the peer near-peer, A2/AD setting. It’s self-contained and absolutely mission succesful with out particular help tools.

Sierra Nevada Company (SNC) is an American, privately held aerospace and nationwide safety contractor specializing in plane modification and integration, house elements and techniques, and associated know-how merchandise for cybersecurity and well being. The corporate contracts with america Armed Forces, NASA, and personal spaceflight firms. Finest identified for its distinctive mission purposes, SNC creates personalized options for the world’s most urgent know-how challenges within the fields of aviation, nationwide safety house, digital warfare, command and management, mission techniques and inline cybersecurity. SNC is headquartered in Sparks, Nevada and has 33 areas in 19 U.S. states, the UK, Germany, and Turkey.